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Basic Egg Wash Recipe

This easy wash will help your pies and pastry get golden brown in the oven.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword egg
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 recipe
Calories 123kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $1

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • May substitute egg beaters for the egg.

Nutrition

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