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Pie Crust Flaky Pastry

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  All purpose flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Cold water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)

Place the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Work in the shortening, using a pastry blender or two knives until large loose crumbs the size of peas are formed.
Sprinkle in the water, a tablespoonful or so at a time, using a fork to draw the moistened crumbs into a ball.
Add no more water than is necessary to form the ball.
Turn out on a lightly floured board.
Quickly form dough into a ball with your hands.
Divide into two pieces for 9" or 10" pie shells.
To prepare unfilled tart shells, prick the pastry with a fork and bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Cool in the pan.

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Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2005 Calories from Fat 1226

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 139 g213.5%

Saturated Fat 34.5 g172.4%

Trans Fat 18 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 982 mg40.9%

Total Carbohydrates 167 g55.6%

Dietary Fiber 5.9 g23.6%

Sugars 0.6 g

Protein 23 g45.2%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 3.7% Iron 57%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pie Crust Flaky Pastry Recipe