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Flaky Pie Crust

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  Regular all purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Egg 1 , well beaten
  Vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Water 4 Tablespoon

Sift flour, measure, and sift into a bowl with the salt.
Add the shortening and use a pastry blender or two knives to cut it into the flour until coarse crumbs are formed.
In a small bowl combine the beaten egg with the vinegar and water; drizzle over the flour mixture.
Mix lightly until the flour is all moistened and holds together in a ball (add a few drops additional water, if needed).
To make pie shells, divide into 4 pieces, roll out each piece on a lightly floured board, and fit into four 9-inch pie pans.
Prick each well with a fork.
Bake in a 425° oven for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.

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