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Yield 1 (9-inch) pastry shell


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup cold water

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until crumbly. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, over surface; stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape into a ball; chill.

  2. Roll pastry to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Fit into a 9-inch pieplate; trim off excess pastry along edges. Fold edges under, and crimp.

  3. Bake at 350° for 22 minutes or until golden.