makes 3 pie crusts
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups vegetable shortening
5 tbsp. cold water
1 tbsp. distilled white vinegar
Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.
Add in the shortening and gradually work the shortening into the flour using a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles tiny pebbles. Lightly beat the egg with a fork, then add it to the mixture.
Next, add in the cold water and vinegar. Stir the mixture together until it's just combined, then divide dough into thirds. Place each portion in a resealable freezer bag (do not seal) and use a rolling pin to slightly flatten the dough into a disk shape. Seal the bag, label, and toss it in the freezer.
When you're ready to use a pie crust, remove one from the freezer and allow it to sit on the counter to thaw slightly, about 20 minutes. Remove from bag and roll out on a lightly floured surface. Place pie crust into your pie plate and use as you wish!