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“This quick pastry is a no-fail recipe made easily with ingredients usually found in most kitchens. Be sure to use cold water and keep dough well-wrapped until ready to use.”
READY IN:
15mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
1 pie crust
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine flour and salt in medium bowl; cut in vegetable shortening with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Sprinkle with water; blend until mixture holds together. Add 1 additional tablespoon water as needed.
  3. Shape dough into ball; place on lightly floured surface. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness.
  4. Line pie plate with pastry. Trim around perimeter for a 1-inch overhang to fold under and crimp as desired.
  5. Note: To make two crusts, double all ingredients, follow procedure above, and divide dough in half.

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