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  • Serves: 1 9" shell

Pastry for Single Crust

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Category: Pies

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c Flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Shortening
  • 4 tb Water


Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Using a pastry blender, fork, or 2 knives,
cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle 1
tablespoon of water at time over surface of mixture; toss lightly with a
fork after each addition. Use only enough water to hold dough together.
Press dough firmly into a ball. On floured board, roll out dough to 1/8
inch thickness. Fit into a 9-inch pie plate; do not stretch. Trim dough 1
inch larger than plate; turn dough under and flute. Makes one 9-inch pie

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