Basic Pie Dough
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Stick)|
|Ice water||9 Tablespoon|
In a large bowl, combine flour and salt.
Using a pastry blender, lightly cut the margarine into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
Add water, a few tablespoons at a time, and mix lightly and quickly until pastry forms a ball.
Divide pastry into two balls and form into two flat circles about 1-inch thick.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
On a floured surface, roll each ball into a 12-inch circle.
Place pastry in pie dish.
Trim or flute the edges and prick the bottom of each shell lightly with a fork.