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Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

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  • Yield: 1 (9-inch) pastry shell

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  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3 -4 tablespoons ice water


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and cold butter until pieces are pea-size.
  2. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the flour mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tablespoon of the water at a time, until all the flour mixture is moistened. Form dough into a ball.
  3. On lightly floured waxed paper, roll dough from center to edges into a 12-inch circle. Place a 9-inch pie plate over the dough. Gently place your hand under wax paper and flip the dough into the pan; remove and discard waxed paper. Ease pastry into pie plate without stretching it.
  4. Trim pastry to 1 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp edge as desired. Do not prick pastry. Bake as directed in individual recipes.

Nutrition Facts

(Pastry for Single-Crust Pie)

Fat, total (g) 9, carb. (g) 14, sat. fat (g) 3, chol. (mg) 8, fiber (g) 1, sodium (mg) 166, pro. (g) 2, vit. A (IU) 97, iron (mg) 1, cal. (kcal) 147

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