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Pastry For Single Crust Pie

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening/Lard 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Cold water 4 Tablespoon
Directions

In medium mixing bowl stir together flour and salt.
Cut in shortening or lard till pieces are the size of small peas.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part'of the mixture; gently toss with a fork.
Push to side of bowl.
Repeat till all is moisteried.
Form dough into a ball.
On lightly floured surface flatten dough with hands.
Roll dough from center to edge, forming a circle about 12 inches in diameter.
Wrap pastry around rolling pin.
Unroll onto a 9-inch pie plate.
Ease pastry into pie plate, being careful to avoid stretching pastry.
Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate.
Flute edge.
For a baked pie shell, prick bottom and sides with tines of a fork.
Bake at 450° for 10 to 12 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Everyday

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