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Basic Pie Pastry Recipe

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This recipe for Basic Pie Pastry, by , is from The Villmer Guide to Food, Family and Fun!, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Theresa Villmer
Added: Thursday, October 2, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup chilled vegetable shortening
3 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into 3 pieces
3 to 4 Tbsp. ice water

Directions:
Directions:
1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs with some small pieces of butter remaining. Add ice water, 1 Tbsp.. at a time, drizzling over flour mixture and tossing with a fork, just until dough begins to hold together. Turn dough out onto plastic wrap; gather into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap; press into a dish shape. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
2. Unwrap dough. On a light floured surface, with a lightly floured rolling pin, roll pastry to a 12-inch round. Fold pastry in half;ease gently into a 9-inch pie plate. Unfold dough; trim edges to 3/ inch overhang. Turn edges under, then crimp with fingers. Refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour, then follow recipe directions.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
1 (9-inch) pie pastry shell
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes

 

 

 

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