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Foil Tart Shells

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  All purpose flour/Unbleached flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening/1/3 cup lard 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (plus 1 tablespoon)
  Cold water 2 Tablespoon

Mix flour and salt in bowl.
Cut in shortening thoroughly with pastry blender.
Sprinkle in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons water can be added if necessary).
Gather pastry into ball; divide into 6 equal parts.
Place each part on 5-inch square of heavy-duty aluminum foil; roll each into circle, about 5 inches in diameter.
Trim edges of foil and pastry to make neat circle.
Shape foil and pastry together into tart by turning up 1 1/2-inch edges; flute.

Recipe Summary

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Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1059 Calories from Fat 614

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 70 g107%

Saturated Fat 17.3 g86.3%

Trans Fat 9 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 975.4 mg40.6%

Total Carbohydrates 95 g31.8%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.5%

Sugars 0.3 g

Protein 13 g25.8%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 2.1% Iron 32.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Foil Tart Shells Recipe