Never Fail Pie Pastry
Everyone needs a basic pie pastry recipe for their cooking arsenal. This is a tried and true recipe that I have used over the years. It is simple and straightforward – my kind of recipe.
The key to a perfect pie crust is to make sure you do not overwork your dough. If you follow that one very important rule, I guarantee you will have a beautiful, flaky crust every time!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup shortening
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1 egg yolk
- In a medium bowl, mix together flour and salt. Cut shortening in with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- In a small bowl, mix together water, vinegar and egg yolk. Add to the above ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Roll dough out on a floured surface until desired thickness is reached. Do not overwork your dough or your pastry will be tough and not flaky.