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Pie Pastry Recipe

This pie pastry recipe keeps well in zip lock bag in the freezer. You can also freeze the unused dough and use at another time. This recipe is delicious!

Ingredients for pie pastry

  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 lb crisco shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp vinegar

Directions for pie pastry

  1. Mix dry ingredients, flour, salt, baking powder and brown sugar.
  2. Work shortening in dry mixture.
  3. In a small bowl blend egg with water and vinegar.
  4. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients.
  5. Dough is very sticky.
  6. Form dough in a ball and refrigerate.
Disclaimer: We recognize that some ingredients listed in this recipe may be a trigger food for some people. Please feel free to omit or substitute any ingredients that don’t work for you.


  • ldonne author
    5 months ago

    Hi @tmholland, your welcome. This has been a recipe that my mom used when making pie dough when we were kids. It’s in my collection of recipes. Also good for pot pies.

  • tmholland moderator
    5 months ago


    Thanks for sharing, Idonne. Looks wonderful. You’ve become my own private cooking teacher :-). Hope you are well today. -Todd, Team

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