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Gram Carol's Pie Dough

Gram Carol’s Pie Dough

makes 5 crust

4 cups all purpose flour

1 3/4 cup cold shortening

2 Tablespoon sugar

2 1/4 teaspoons salt

1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 egg

1/2 cup very cold water

Whisk together the cold water, egg and vinegar in a measuring cup.

Place the flour, sugar, salt in a mixing bowl (or in the bowl of a food processor).

Add the shortening to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or forks (or food processor) mix (pulse) until peas size balls form.

Add the liquid mixture and mix (pulse) until dough comes together.

Hand form into 5 (7.8 oz.) equal size balls.

Wrap each ball with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Roll each ball between two sheets of plastic wrap to desired size.

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