Old-Fashioned, Made-From-Scratch Pie Crust

Looking to make a homemade pie crust that will taste great and not take a lot of time? You've come to the right place. Follow this easy pie crust recipe to make a crust that is sure to please.


3 cups of all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp white vinegar

6 Tbsp cold water

1 tsp salt

2 tsp sugar

1 beaten egg

1 cup of chilled shortening (Crisco)

pie pan


Place salt, sugar and flour in bowl. Then cut in the shortening until crumbs form (use pastry blender). Separately beat the egg, water and vinegar together. Then stir in this mixture quickly into the flour mixture to form a ball.

Divide the ball into 3 patties.

Note: 3 patties will yield three 8 inch pie crusts or 2 patties will make two 9 inch crusts

Get out the rolling pin and flour your rolling surface. Split each ball into a portion for the main crust and a part for the top crust. Take the ball and roll it out flat into a circle. Carefully loosen dough from rolling surface and fold into quarters. Place it into the pie pan/plate. Unfold the crust and press nicely into pan and trim around the top lip edge of the pan.

Place your filling into the crust as desired then moisten the visible edges of the crust will some water.

Roll out the top crust in the same fashion as before and cover the filling. (You may not want a top crust. If not, skip this step.)

Trim edges around the top crust to within about 1/2 of an inch of edge of pan. Then fold this top edge underneath the bottom (main) crust. Make some fancy designs in the crust (maybe using a fork). Get creative! 

Finish of the top with a little sprinkle of sugar.