No Fail Pie Crust

Ingredients

cup shortening (or ⅓ cup lard)
3 tablespoons cold water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

1
Double the recipe for 2 crust pie. Cut shortening into flour and salt until particles are size of small peas.
2
Sprinkle in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons of water can be added if necessary.)
3
Gather pastry into ball; shape into flattened round on lightly floured cloth covered board.
4
Roll pastry 2" larger than inverted pie plate, 9" x 1 1/4". Fold pastry into quarters; place in plate.
5
Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side. Trim edge of pastry 1" from rim of plate. Fold and roll pastry under, even with plate; flute.

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Yield:

6.0 servings

Added:

December 1, 2009

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