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Standard Pastry

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  9 inch pie crust 1
  Shortening/1/3 cup lard 6 1⁄2 Tablespoon (1/3 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon)
  All purpose flour/Unbleached flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cold water 3 Tablespoon
  Double 9 inch crust pie 1
  Shortening/2/3 cup lard 12 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour/Unbleached flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cold water 5 Tablespoon

Cut shortening into flour and salt until particles are size of small peas.
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 water can be added if necessary).
Gather pastry into a ball; shape into flattened round on lightly floured cloth-covered surface.
(For Two-Crust Pie, divide pastry in half and shape into 2 rounds.)

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Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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Standard Pastry Recipe