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Basic Pie Crust Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Laura Lake
Added: Saturday, June 23, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
For Double Crust:
2 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 C shortening
6-7 TBSP water

Directions:
Directions:
In mixing bowl sift together flour and salt. Cut in shortening till pieces are the size of small peas. Sprinkle 1 TBSP of cold water over part of mixture; gently toss with a fork and push to the side of the bowl. Rotate bowl and repeat till all moistened. Divide dough in half and gently form into a ball. On lightly floured surface, flatten ball with hand. Roll dough gently from center; flip and give quarter turns, rolling till circle is about 12". Roll onto rolling pin to easily transfer to 9" pie plate. (Do not stretch pastry) Trim even with rim. Fill plate with desired filling.
For top crust, form remaining dough into a ball and roll onto a lightly floured surface till larger than 12" circle. Transfer to pie and trim 1/2" beyond pie plate. Tuck ends under first layer and flute edges. Follow pie recipe for temperature and baking times.

 

 

 

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