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Nana's Pie Crust Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dorothy Thrasher-Smith
Added: Sunday, May 10, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups flour
2/3 cup shortening
1 tsp salt
1/4 to 1/3 cup cold water

Directions:
Directions:
Mix flour and salt together. Cut in shortening to pea size. Slowly add cold water till moist enough to form into a ball. Roll out on pastry cloth. Bake shell 10 to 12 minutes at 450 degrees for pre-baked pie shells.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 - 8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is my mother in law's pie shell. She is known for her tender flaky pastries. She says the secret is to not handle the dough too much.
*When measuring shortening, I use a measuring cup and add 1/3 cup of cold water. I put shortening into water, pressing below the water. When water rises to 1 cup, I know that I have 2/3 cup shortening.

 

 

 

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