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Classic Single Crust

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All vegetable shortening/1/2 cup 1⁄2
  Cold water 3 Tablespoon
Directions

Spoon flour into measuring cups and level.
Combine flour and salt in medium bowl.
Cut in shortening using pastry blender (or 2 knives) until all flour is blended to form pea-size chunks.
Sprinkle with water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Toss lightly with fork until dough forms a ball.
Press dough between hands to form a 5-to 6-inch "pancake." Flour rolling surface and rolling pin lightly.
Roll dough into circle.
Trim 1 inch larger than upside-down pie plate.
Loosen dough carefully.
Fold dough into quarters.
Unfold and press into pie plate.
Fold edge under.
Flute

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Occasion: 
Christmas

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