My maternal grandmother didn't live long enough to teach me how to properly make her pie crust recipe but my family took all of her recipes and published a cookbook for her children and grandchildren. I remember begging for my own copy of this beloved cookbook. Luckily, there was one saved for me. I have added recipes my mom and aunt have remembered over the years and my cookbook is as well loved as my mom's. And I know that this year, my pumpkin and apple pies will be made with this pie crust.
It has 6 ingredients and makes 3 crusts. I guess when you have 5 kids and an hungry husband, you make things in bulk. :-)
midwesterngirl's family recipe
- 3 c flour
- 1 1/2 c shortening
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg, beaten @ room temperature
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 1/3 c cold water
- Mix together flour, shortening, and salt.
- Add egg, vinegar, and cold water.
- Mix together to make dough.
- Divide in thirds.
- Roll out each dough to desired size and thickness.
Happy pie making!