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Never-Fail Pie Crust

This is an Ohio Fair blue-ribbon recipe that was given to me by my mother, through my grandmother. It is tasty, flaky, and is the best part of any pie.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 1 double crust pie


  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1.25 Cup Crisco substitute lard or butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 Tbsp Cold Water
  • 1 Tbsp Distilled White Vinegar


  • Combine flour and salt in a large bowl.
  • Cut in Crisco (or lard or butter) until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Mix egg, cold water, and vinegar together in a separate bowl.
  • Pour into flour all at once and blend. Don't be afraid to use your hands.
  • Roll into ball, wrap with wax paper or plastic wrap, and put in fridge while you prepare pie filling and are ready to line a pie dish.


Please do not use Crisco in this recipe - use Lard.  You're welcome.
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