Recipe for pie crust:
2 cups flour
3/4 cup shortening or butter
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold water
Cut ingredients together with pastry blender or fork.
Do not over handle or mix in a mixer.
Do not blend more than necessary...just enough to incorporate the ingredients.
Split dough in half
(you can make 2 pie shells or 1 covered pie with this recipe)
Roll out on lightly floured surface
Fold it over again
Carefully lift the folded crust into your pie pan
press holes together and gently press into pan
Make a pretty scallop edge by holding 2 fingers in the crust
between your fingers in toward the center.
Perfect and ruffled!
To bake an unfilled pie crust
bake at 350* for 30 minutes.
Comes out light and crisp!
Or fill the unbaked crust with pie filling and then bake...
Our favorite is Pumpkin!
Pie crust is perfect for savory pies as well!
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