No Fail Pie Crust

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup shortening (Not butter!)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • About 6-7 tablespoons ice water

Directions:

  1. Combine dry ingredients and cut shortening in with a pastry blender or two knives.
  2. In electric blender: mix egg, vinegar and water.
  3. Add to other ingredients, stirring with a fork until pastry forms a ball.
  4. DO NOT OVERMIX!
  5. Divide dough for crusts and form into balls.
  6. Allow to rest in refrigerator, if desired, but warm to room temperature before rolling.
  7. Roll 1/8” thick, starting from center using light strokes.
  8. Roll pastry over rolling pin; unroll over pie plate, fitting loosely onto bottom and sides.
  9. Trim and crimp edges as desired.

YIELD: 3-4 single crusts

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