Ruth’s Grandma’s Pie Crust

This recipe is over 100 years old. My sister-in-law’s grandmother said it was a no-fail recipe. It’s the best I ever had.


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups shortening
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, shortening, white sugar, and salt. Use a pastry cutter to blend the ingredients together until the mixture becomes crumbly.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the egg with water until well combined.
  3. Blend the egg mixture into the flour mixture until a dough forms.
  4. Chill the dough in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.

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