100 Year Old Pie Crust

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Oct. 19, 2021

This tried-and-true homemade pie crust recipe has been passed down for over 100 years. Flaky and flavorful, this pie crust is easy to make and sure to elevate your next homemade pie.


All purpose flour
Shortening 1 3/4 Cup (28 tbs)
Sugar 3 Tablespoon
Salt 2 Teaspoon
Egg 1
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, shortening, sugar, and salt. Blend together with a pastry cutter until crumbly.

2. In a small bowl, mix the egg with water. Blend into flour mixture.


3. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. NOTE: I form a ball(s) and then pat it into a disk shape and wrap in plastic wrap.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 4