Flaky Pie Crust

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 296


1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening solid
4 to 5 tablespoons water cold


Preheat oven to 450°. In a medium bowl, mix flour and salt. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle water over the top and toss with a fork until uniformly moistened. Press dough firmly into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 -inch thickness. Fit loosely into a 9- or 10-inch pie plate. Trim 1/2 inch beyond rim of pie plate. Fold edge under and flute. Pierce bottom and sides of pastry thoroughly with a fork. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool pie crust before filling.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 296
Calories from Fat: 176

This Flaky Pie Crust recipe is from the Current Calendars Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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