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Pastry Shell

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (sifted)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cold water 5 Tablespoon
Directions

Sift together flour and salt; cut in shortening till the size of small peas.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon water over part of the mixture.
Gently toss with fork; push to side of bowl.
Repeat till all is moistened.
Form dough into ball; flatten on floured surface.
Roll dough 1/8 inch thick.
Fit pastry into pie plate; trim 1/2 to 1 inch beyond edge.
Fold under and flute edges as desired.
To bake, prick bottom and sides with fork.
Bake at 450° for 10 to 12 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Wheat
Interest: 
Healthy

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