Gram Irene’s Pie Crust


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  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup lard (or half butter and half palm shortening)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


In a large bowl, cut together flour and lard with a pastry blender to form pea sized bits.

Mix the liquid ingredients in a separate bowl, then cut them into the flour mix with a fork. Work the liquid in using a fork, then finish the last bit of mixing with your hands to make sure the dough comes together evenly. Shape into three even disks and chill in the refrigerator.

When you’re ready to assemble the pie, roll out the dough between two lightly floured sheets of wax paper, or using a pastry cloth. Make sure you roll the dough big enough to drape over the edge of the pie plate.

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