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5 from 30 votes

Basic Egg Wash Recipe

This easy wash will help your pies and pastry get golden brown in the oven.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 recipe
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $1


  • 1 large egg or just the yolk
  • 1 tablespoon cream or milk or water


  • Whisk the egg to break up the yolk. Whisk in milk or water.
  • Use a pastry brush to lightly brush the wash over your pie crustl.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


  • May substitute egg beaters for the egg.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 80mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 491IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg