Standard Pie Crust

Standard Pie Crust
Recipe type: Dessert
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1
  • ⅓ C. plus 1 Tbsp. shortening
  • 1 C. all purpose flour.
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2-3 Tbsp. cold water
  1. Preheat the oven to 475
  2. Mix shortening into flour and salt until particles are about the same size as small peas.
  3. Sprinkle in water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, tossing with a fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans the side of the bowl.
  4. Gather pastry into a ball.
  5. Flatten and shape into round on a lightly floured board.
  6. Trim overhang edge of pastry 1 inch from rim of plate, fold over even with plate and flute.
  7. Prick the bottom and side with a fork.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light brown.
  9. Cool.


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