This is the best pie crust and the only one I make. I have been using this recipe for over 30 years for baking fruit pies, cobblers, mini hand pies, homemade pop tarts, savory chicken pot pies and so much more. This pie crust has won many blue ribbons and best of shows at my county and state fair.
Best Ever Homemade Pie Crust
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups shortening
5 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
In large bowl combine the flour and salt. Add shortening and with pastry blender combine until the flour mixture resembles small crumbs. In small bowl combine egg, water and cider vinegar. Add all at once to the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Divide dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate 30 minutes. When ready roll out one piece at a time to fit your pie pan. Recipe makes enough to do a double crust pie with some extra dough to make decorative cutouts for your pie.