Basic Pastry for a 10-inch Pie

Southern Living
10 servings

Ingredients

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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
4 to 5 tablespoons ice water

Preparation

Combine flour and salt; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, evenly over surface; stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape into a ball; cover and chill until ready to use.

Roll pastry to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Place in pieplate; trim off excess pastry along edges. Fold edges under, and crimp. Chill. Proceed as directed.

Created date

November 2003