Mom's Easy Fail-Proof Magic Pie Crust

Mom's Fail Proof Magic Pie Crust

Course 500+ Best Dessert Recipes
Keyword dessert, pie, pie crust, recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 crusts
Calories 370kcal
Author Sweet Basil


  • 3 Cup flour
  • 1 1/4 Cup shortening chilled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • Ice Cubes
  • cold water


  • Cut together the flour, salt and crisco until it looks like corn meal.
  • Then, in a 1 cup measuring cup, combine 1 egg (slightly beaten), and vinegar.
  • Add a couple of ice cubes up to 3 or 4 to another cup, add 1/2 cup full of water, and let the water get really cold, remove the ice cubes and add 1/2 cup water to the egg and vinegar.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients & stir with a fork until combined.
  • Then use your hands to divide into two dough balls and wrap one in saran wrap and a plastic freezer bag to freeze for future use.
  • Roll the other ball out. Once it is rolled out to the right size, I like to fold it in half and then in half the other way. Then you can pick it up & put it in the pie dish, and unfold it.
  • Trim the edges to a uniform length, slightly larger than the pie dish.
  • Pinch the dough between your fingers to form a zig-zag.
  • Use a fork to poke holes throughout the bottom and sides of the crust.
  • Bake according the directions for your particular pie.
  • For a blind crust 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g