- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1-3/4 cups shortening
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Whisk the egg, water and vinegar; gradually add to flour mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide into four portions. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion of dough to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plates. Trim each pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges. Fill or bake shells according to recipe directions. Yield: 4 pie shells.
Reviews forFoolproof Pie Shells
"easy and delicious! Makes 4 shells."
"This is the best pastry shell I have ever made."