Classic Pie Pastry

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 181
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 16g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Sodium: 73mg


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold shortening
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter


  1. 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.
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