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Plain Pastry Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Donna Field
Added: Monday, February 11, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 c sifted flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 c shortening
4-5 T ice water

Directions:
Directions:
Cut 1/2 shortening into flour, like cornmeal; other half like pieces.

To bake pie shell for pastry, single crust:
Transfer pastry to pie plate. Fit loosely onto bottom and sides. Trim 1/2 to 1 " beyond edge; fold under and flute.

If baked pie shell is needed, prick bottom and sides well with a fork. Bake in very hot oven (450) till pastry is golden, 10-12 minutes.

If filling and crust are to be baked together, do not prick pastry. Pour in filling, bake as directed on pie recipe.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Single, one 8

 

 

 

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