Single-Crust Pie Pastry

Single-Crust Pie Pastry
Single-Crust Pie Pastry

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

10

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

10

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/3

    cup shortening

  • Cold water

Directions

In a medium bowl stir together all-purpose flour and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of the flour mixture; gently toss with a fork to mix. Push moistened pastry to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tablespoon of water at a time, until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Form dough into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten pastry. Roll pastry from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter, lightly dusting with flour as needed. Food processor method: In a food processor combine flour, salt, and shortening. Pulse until mixture resembles cornmeal but a few larger pieces remain. With processor running, quickly add 3 tablespoons water through feed tube. Stop processor as soon as all water is added; scrape down sides. Process with two pulses (mixture may not look completely moistened). Remove pastry and form into a ball. Proceed as above.

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