This recipe from my nana is over 100 years old and it's seriously no fail! Best ever recipe!



4 cups all-purpose flour

1 ¾ cups shortening

½ cup water

3 tablespoons white sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons salt


Combine Dry Ingredients:

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and sugar.

Add Shortening:

Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Create the Dough:

In a separate small bowl, beat the egg.

Add the beaten egg and water to the flour mixture, stirring until the dough forms.

Divide and Chill:

Divide the dough into four equal parts. This recipe makes enough for four pie crusts.

Chill the dough in the refrigerator until you're ready to use it.

Roll Out the Dough:

On a floured surface, roll out the chilled dough to fit your pie pan.

Fill and Bake:

Fill the crust with your chosen pie filling.

Bake according to your specific pie recipe's instructions.

Grandma's No-Fail Pie Crust is a versatile foundation for a variety of pies, from sweet fruit fillings to hearty savory options. Embrace the legacy of this beloved recipe in your baking endeavors, and enjoy the delicious results that have been cherished for generations.