Classic Pie Pastry



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1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold shortening
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
3 tablespoons ice water


Stir together 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/4 tsp. salt. Cut in 1/4 cup cold shortening and 4 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter until crumbly. Mix in 3 Tbsp. ice water with a fork. Knead once or twice. If dough is too dry to form a ball, sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. water and knead. Form into a disc, wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for 20 minutes. (Pastry can be frozen for up to 1 month.) Yields 1 (9-inch) pie shell.

Created date

November 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 181
Fat 12 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 73 mg