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Basic Pastry

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Category: Pies

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------FOR 8 INCH CRUST------------------------------
  • 1 c Flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/3 c Shortening; plus 1
  • -tablespoon
  • 2 tb Cold water; up to 3


1 1/4 c Flour
1/2 ts Salt
1/3 c Shortening; plus 2
3 tb Cold water; up to 4

1 1/3 c Flour
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 c Shortening
3 tb Cold water; up to 4

Each Makes One Pie

Combine flour and salt; cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture
resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle cold water (1 tablespoon at a time) evenly
over surface; stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape
into a ball; chill.

To fit into pie plate, roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly
floured surface. Place in pie plate; trim off excess pastry along edges.
Fold edges under and flute.

For baked pastry shell, prick bottom and sides of pastry shell generously
with a fork. Bake pastry at 450°F for 10 - 12 minutes or until pastry is
golden brown.

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