Pie Shell

Pie Shell
Pie Shell

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4

    c flour

  • 1/4

    t salt

  • 1/3

    c shortening

  • 1

    T butter

  • 3-4

    T cold water

  • OR:

  • add 1 T sugar, 1 t cinnamon, 1/4 t nutmeg

  • add 2 T sugar, 2 T unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

Stir together flour and salt. Cut in shortening and butter til pieces are the size of small peas. Sprinkle 1 T water over part of mix, gently toss with a fork. Push to side of bowl. Repeat with remaining water til all is moistened. Form into a ball. On lightly floured surface, flatten dough with hands. Roll from center to edge, forming a 12 in circle. Fit pastry into a 9 in pie plate, being careful not to stretch pastry. Trim 1/2 in beyond edge. Fold under and flute edge to form a high rim. Use a fork to prick bottom and sides of pastry at 1/2 in intervals. Prick continuously at bend of dish. Cook, uncovered, in microwave for 5-7 min or til crust is dry.

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