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Plain Pastry

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  Sifted flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Solid shortening/Milk-free margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ice cold water 5 Tablespoon

1) Preheat the oven to 425°F.

2) In a large bowl, sift the flour and salt together.
3) Cut in 1/2 the shortening until the mixture resembles crumbs. Then cut in rest of the shortening.
4) Gradually add water, tossing gently until the mixture forms a ball.
5) On a floured surface, flatten the dough and roll to 1/8-inch thick.
6) In a pie plate, fit the rolled dough and prick all over.
7) Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, then allow to cool.

8) Use the pastry for one 9-inch pie crust or 4 to 6 tart shells.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1589 Calories from Fat 921

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 104 g160.5%

Saturated Fat 25.9 g129.5%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 979.1 mg40.8%

Total Carbohydrates 143 g47.7%

Dietary Fiber 5.1 g20.3%

Sugars 0.5 g

Protein 19 g38.7%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 3.2% Iron 48.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Plain Pastry Recipe