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Handy Pastry

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Category: Pies

 Ingredients List

  • 4 c Flour
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Sugar
  • 1 3/4 c Shortening
  • 1 Egg; beaten
  • 1/2 c Cold water
  • 1 tb Vinegar


Makes pastry for five 9 inch pies

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl; cut in
shortening with pastry blender until mix resembles coarse meal. Stir in
egg, water, and vinegar. Divide dough into 5 equal parts; shape each into a
ball and wrap tightly. Chill. May be stored up to 2 weeks in refrigerator.

To fit into a pie plate, roll each ball of dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a
lightly floured surface. Place in a 9 inch pie plate; trim off excess
pastry along edges. Fold edges under and flute.

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

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