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Flaky Pie Crust

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“From "A Cook's Tour of Shreveport", compiled by The Junior League of Shreveport, Inc. This is one of my favorite cookbooks. Of all the pie crusts I've made, this is the best.”
2 8inch pie crusts

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup shortening, chilled
  • 4 -6 tablespoons ice water


  1. Sift flour and salt together into bowl.
  2. Cut chilled shortening into flour until particles are about the size of a pea.
  3. Add just enough water, a tablespoon at a time, to form a dough which will clean the bowl.
  4. Divide into 2 balls of dough.
  5. Roll dough on floured board, fold and refold, and roll again.
  6. Continue until dough is smooth.
  7. Handle quickly but gently.
  8. This crust is good for pre-bake recipes as well as filled pies.
  9. (The main thing to remember-use chilled shortening and ice water.).

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