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beaten egg in bowl with pastry brush

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


  • 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