Basic Easy Pie Crust Recipe

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For my grandmother, Eva Koehler, this was what passed for "easy." For me, easy means opening the box and removing the sleeve, cutting the end and removing the roll of pie dough then un-rolling the dough and placing it in a greased 9" pan. Translations have been made where appropriate. This is one of a very few recipes in her book to actually have instructions. Most jus indicated ingredients (some had amounts).

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Servings: 4 crusts


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  1. Put flour, salt, margarine & shortening together and mix with fork until it develops “coarse crumbs.”
  2. Mix the egg and vinegar together and add to dry ingredients.
  3. Add ice water to hold the mixture together.
  4. Place between wax paper sheets and roll out. If you do not use wax paper dust your rolling pin and table surface liberally with flour.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 175g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 788  
Calories from Fat 447 57%
Total Fat 50.54g 63%
Saturated Fat 10.76g 43%
Trans Fat 12.79g  
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 867mg 36%
Potassium 123mg 4%
Total Carbs 71.86g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 8%
Sugars 0.35g 0%
Protein 11.11g 18%
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  • Glenn
    The secret to this is the fork. Use a fork with solid tines that do not flex and mix the ingredients by folding. It's surprisingly easy and yields a very flaky crust. Enjoy.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


    • ShaleeDP
      December 1, 2014
      Ahh I need this recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

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