This is a very easy yet flaky piecrust. I use a pastry blender, for me an absolute must. Some people get away with blending with a fork, but I rarely have any luck doing this. In the old days lard was used instead of the lighter shortenings that we have now. Lard does make a delicious crust, but it is really hard on the old heart. I suggest the following: In a medium-size bowl stir the flour and salt together. Cut in the shortenings using a pastry blender. Keep working the flour and shortening until the mixture is rather grainy, like coarse cornmeal. Mix the egg and vinegar together and, using a wooden fork, stir the mixture into the flour. Add enough ice water so that the dough barely holds together. Place on a marble pastry board or a plastic countertop and knead for just a few turns, enough so that the dough holds together and becomes rollable. I roll my dough out on a piece of waxed paper. It is easy to handle that way. If you have a marble rolling pin this will be easy. If you use a wooden one be sure to dust a teaspoon of flour on it a couple of times when you are rolling the dough. NOTE: If you wish to use this recipe for a fruit or sweet pie simply stir in 1 tablespoon of sugar along with the flour and salt. This recipe will make enough dough for one 9-inch pie with two crusts, top and bottom. From
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (835g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 2628 (67%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 292g||389 %|
|Saturated Fat 76.3g||382 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 135.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 68.2g|
|Cholesterol 308.8mg||95 %|
|Sodium 6952.5mg||240 %|
|Potassium 648.2mg||17 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 284.2g||84 %|
|Dietary Fiber 11.7g||47 %|
|Sugars, other 272.5g|
|Protein 44.4g||63 %|
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Calories per serving: 3947
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