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  • 8 oz. cold butter
  • 8 oz. Crisco brand butter-flavored shortening
  • 25.3 oz. all purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1.2 tsp. salt
  • 1 whole large egg
  • 1 oz. apple cider vinegar
  • water the amount is in my instructions


  • Combine flour and sugar.
  • Cut cold butter into chunks.
  • Add the butter and shortening into the flour/sugar mixture.
  • Cut-in or mix with restraint. Leaving bits of butter as large as peas.
  • In a liquid measuring cup mix together; vinegar, egg, and salt.
  • Add enough cold water to your egg mixture so the total volume equals 1 cup.
  • Stir or whisk egg mixture vigorously to blend well.
  • Pour liquids into flour/shortening mix.
  • Combine quickly, yet gently; so the butter remains in peas sized pieces.
  • Flatten dough into the shape of your finished product.
  • Wrap well in plastic and refrigerate.


For savory crusts; omit the sugar. This recipe makes a fabulous crust for potpies!