The Perfect Pie Crust
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This is the flakiest pie crust recipe I've ever found!
  1. Combine the flour, salt, and egg powder in a large bowl
  2. Add the shortening, and use a pastry cutter or knife and fork to work into the flour mixture until it looks like small pebbles (about 3-5 minutes).
  3. Add cold water and vinegar.
  4. Stir until just combined.
  5. Remove half the dough, and place on lightly floured surface.
  6. Begin rolling the dough from the center outward making your way all the way around the circle. DO NOT use any back and forth rolling.
  7. Once dough is rolled out, use a bowl (that is an inch or two larger than your pie pan) and pizza cutter to cut a nice round crust.
  8. Roll crust up gently.
  9. Move crust to pie pan and unroll.
  10. Bake according to pie recipe's directions.
Crust can be used on bottom of pie pan, on top, or both depending on what type of pie you are making. If you need a pre-baked crust, fill with pinto beans placed on aluminum foil, and bake at 400 for 10 minutes. Crust can also be used for cobblers and tarts!
Recipe by Simple Family Preparedness at