Yield
one 9-inch pie

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine flour and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle water over surface of flour mixture; stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape dough into a ball; chill.

Step 2

Sauté onion, celery, and garlic in butter in a large skillet until tender. Combine cornstarch and chicken broth; stir until well blended. Add chicken broth mixture and whipping cream to sautéed vegetables, mixing well. Stir in crayfish tails, remaining salt, and pepper; set aside.

Step 3

Roll half of pastry to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; fit into a 9-inch pie plate. Spoon crayfish filling into pastry shell.

Step 4

Roll remaining pastry to 1/8- inch thickness; cut into 3/4-inchwide strips, and arrange in a lattice fashion over filling. Trim bottom pastry, and arrange lattice pastry in a decorative design on edges.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

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