STREAMING NOW: No Reservations

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“This is another recipe from my MIL it's the best pastry recipe I have ever eaten in my life! An update: I just found out this Holiday Season how my MIL bakes this pastry which I have just updated the recipe. I had never known until now as at 90 years young we were helping her make her signature pies Wild Blueberry & Raspberry while my MIL supervised us "very" carefully! So it wasn't until I was getting ready to put the pies in the oven that I learned her method of baking at 400 Degree's for 10 minutes then 350 Degree's for the duration until golden brown. I regret I did not know this either you must add 1 Tablespoon of vinegar to the the one cup containing the egg and cold water making up only 1 cup to add to the dough. The recipe instructions have now been updated in the recipe. I did not know about either of these until now which I feel must be the secret to her flaky tender pie crust! My apologies to all at for this error.”
2 pies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Keep 1 cup of the flour out to use this flour to roll out dough with.
  2. Combine lard,flour,baking powder,salt.
  3. In a cup with fork slightly beat egg, vinegar and cold water to make up 1 cup of ingredients
  4. Add egg, water and vinegar to flour mixture form a ball.
  5. Do not overwork dough.
  6. Please, refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour or 24 hrs {this freezes very well} before using for the best result.
  7. Bake at 400 Degrees in a preheated oven for 10 minutes then reduce oven temperature to 350 until pastry is golden brown!

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a