Lella Kregel's Pie Crust

4 c flour
1 T sugar
2 t salt
1 egg
1 T cider vinegar
1/2 c water
1-3/4 c Crisco (solid vegetable) shortening

  1. Sift together the flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. In separate bowl, beat together the egg, vinegar, water, and shortening.
  3. Stir wet mixture into dry mixture with a fork until it forms a "ball."
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Roll out on a floured surface with a rolling pin.
  6. Cut into desired size to fit cooking pan/pie plate.

This recipe makes about 5 pie crusts. Separately wrap any extra crusts you are not baking immediately, in plastic wrap, and freeze them until you are ready to use them.