The Pioneer Woman Perfect Pie Crust Recipe
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Serves: 2 pie crusts
A recipe for the most perfect pie crust from The Pioneer Woman Cooks Holiday Cookbook.
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup vegetable shortening, cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 5 Tablespoons cold water
  1. Combine the flour, salt, shortening and butter in a large bowl.
  2. Using a pastry cutter, gradually work it all together until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Beat the egg with a fork and add it to the mixture along with the vinegar.
  4. Add the cold water.
  5. Stir it all together until it comes together, adding another tablespoon or two of water if it needs the moisture.
  6. Form the mixture into 2 balls and wrap them in individual plastic bags. Seal them and place them in the freezer. Remove them from the freezer 30 minutes before you are ready to use them.
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