I probably should have shared this recipe with you all long before Thanksgiving. But sometimes it’s hard sharing things that are so simple – so spectacularly easy and awesome. This is one of those little secrets. Pie crust with 4 ingredients. And two steps. And a big secret!
Yes, the secret to this super duper pie crust is vinegar. One tablespoon of white vinegar. The results of that one tablespoon of vinegar is the easiest, smoothest pie crust to work with in the world. In my humble opinion, of course. This recipe is enough for a two crust pie.
Easy Pie Crust
1 cup shortening
2 cups flour
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon white vinegar
Pinch of salt
Cut the shortening into the flour and salt. I do this with fork. Combine the vinegar and the milk and stir. Milk will become slightly thicker. Dump the milk into the flour mixture and stir til combined. Turn your dough onto a board and cut into 2 pieces, one slightly larger for the bottom crust. This dough will be very soft. When you roll out your dough, make sure to generously flour your board and rolling pin. Don’t be afraid about adding too much flour – this is a very forgiving pie crust. I generally work in a couple more tablespoons of flour into the crust while rolling.
The apple pie I made is almost finished in the oven. I use this crust every time, and it gets great reviews. So be sure to give it a shot with your next pie!