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Perfectly Painless Pie Crust

A friend of mine gave me this pie crust recipe a few years back, and I love it.  It is not a butter delicious old fashioned crust, but it is a great go to when I need to make a quick apple pie or quiche.  It is flaky and savory, but most of all it is almost impossible to mess up.  Enjoy!

4 cups unsifted flour
2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 tbsp. sugar
1 3/4 cups shortening
1 large egg
1/2 cup cold water

Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl and mix well.  Add shortening and mix with spoon or fingers until mixture is crumbly.  In a small bowl combine water, vinegar, and egg and mix with a fork.  Pour liquid into the crumbly mixture and stir with the fork until all ingredients are moistened.

Makes four small heavenly pie crusts or three large.  Make into 3-4 balls and freeze for later.  Or roll out and bake in a pie dish according to recipe you are using for the filling.  

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