“From the March 1981 edition of Bon Appetit. Makes an incredibly rich and short pastry due to the high ratio of shortening to flour. 1/4 to 1/3 of this makes the crust for Apple Pan Dowdy that I will post later. I didn't include baking times or instructions because that will depend on the recipe you use this pastry for. And I do know how unhealthy this pastry is. It has equal amounts of flour and fat. It is not good for you. If you are looking for a healthy pastry (is there such a thing?), keep going, do not stop here. But in small quantities, this is delightful pastry.”
3 single crust pies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour and salt in mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in shortening until shortening is in pieces about 1/2 square.
  3. Pour in all but 1 tbsp milk and toss with fingers until combined.
  4. Add remaining milk to moisten dry bits at bottom of bowl.
  5. Shape into a ball, cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to make rolling easier.
  6. Can be frozen.

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