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Pie Crust Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Single Crust:
1 cup flour
t. salt
⅓ cup shortening
4 T. cold water

Two Crust:
2 cups flour
1 t. salt
⅔ cup shortening
5-7 T. cold water

Directions:
Directions:



In a mixing bowl, combine flour and salt.
Cut in shortening, using a pastry blender or two knives, until mixture is the size of small peas.
Sprinkle water over mixture, a tablespoon at a time, while tossing and stirring lightly with fork.
Add water until dough is just moist enough to hold together.
(Too much water causes dough to be sticky and tough; too little water causes edges to crack and pastry to tear easily, making it difficult to roll out.)











Form a ball (2 balls if doing 2 crust).
Flatten each to inch thickness on floured surface; smooth edges.
Roll out to a circle 1 inch larger than inverted 8 or 9 inch pie pan.
Fold pastry in half, transfer to pie pan, unfold and fit loosely into pan, gently patting out any air pockets.

With leftover pie crust, flatten out, spread a little butter over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and cook for maybe 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mom always used this recipe to make pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and Christmas. What a treat that she would make it homemade every year instead of buying store bought!

 

 

 

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