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- 1 cup(s) flour
- 3/4 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1/2 cup(s) shortening
- 2 tablespoon(s) shortening
- Measure flour by dip-level-pour method or by sifting. Mix flour and salt in bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry ,blender until particles are size of peas.
- Sprinkle with water 1 tablespoon at a time mixing with fork, until flour is moistened. Gather dough together with finger so it cleans the bowl. Press into ball. Tour out on lightly floured board.
- Flatten with hand, Roll out not quite 1/8" thickness. Roll lightly, being careful not to add stretch flour as that makes pastry tough. Keep rounding edge of pastry . If it begins to beat, pinch broken edges together immediately.
- Keep pastry circular and room it about 1" larger all around tan inverted pie pan, Fold pastry in half, Careful transfer to pie pan.
- Unfold and ease pastry loosely into pan, being careful not to stretch.
- Finish by either filling with fruit mixture, or finish edges and bake at 475 for 8 to 10 minutes.
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Pie Crust Recipe at a Glance
- COURSE: Pies/Pastries