Ruth's Grandma's Pie Crust

Ruth's Grandma's Pie Crust

Desserts Pies

This recipe is over 100 years old. My sister-in-law's grandmother said it was a no-fail recipe. It's the best I ever had.

Servings per recipe: 32
Calories per serving: 163
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 10m


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups shortening
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water


  • 1   In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, shortening, sugar, and salt. Blend together with a pastry cutter until crumbly.
  • 2   In a small bowl, mix egg with water. Blend into flour mixture. Chill in refrigerator until ready to use.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 11.5g 18%
    Saturated Fat 3.0g  
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Potassium 19mg  
Total Carbohydrates 13.1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Protein 1.8g 4%
Sugars 1g  
Vitamin A 8IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 3mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 4mg  
Folate 29mcg