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  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vegetable shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lard 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ice water 3 Tablespoon

Preheat the oven to 425° F 10 minutes before the shell is ready to be baked.
Lightly oil a 9 inch pie pan.
Combine the flour, salt, and sugar.
Mix well.
Cut in the shortening and lard with knives or a pastry blender until the mixture is mealy.
Stir the ice water into the flour mixture.
Mix well.
Wrap the dough in waxed paper.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Roll out the dough 2/3 inch thick on a lightly floured board or pastry cloth.
Press it firmly into the prepared pan.
Prick the dough well with a fork.
Bake at 425° F for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool the pie shell completely before filling it.

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