Best Ever Pastry Shell

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30 minutes 2 10-inch deep-dish pie shells Print RecipeEmail Recipe


3cupall-purpose flour
1 1⁄2cupvegetable shortening
1teaspoonwhite vinegar
5tablespoonwhole milk


With pastry blender, combine flour, vegetable shortening and salt until mixture resembles coarse meal. In a small bowl, mix egg, vinegar and milk; add to flour mixture, mixing only until dough holds together in a ball. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll out on floured waxed paper or pastry cloth. Turn onto lightly-greased pie plate. Trim to a 1-inch overhang and flute edges. Freezes well.

To bake, prick all over with fork. Bake at 400F for 11 minutes or until lightly golden brown.


Preparation time does include refrigeration time.

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