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Best Pie Crust Ever


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup lard
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 5 TBS cold water


  • Mix together flour and salt. Add lard and mix till crumbly.
  • Beat egg with a fork and add vinegar and water, mix well.
  • Add liquid mix to the crumb mix. Mix till smooth.
  • Form into a ball and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Divide into 3 equal parts.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll each into an evenly thin piece of dough.


I prefer to use pastry flour as it makes the dough much easier to work with. All-purpose flour works as well as whole wheat flour if you do not have pastry flour.