Homemade Pie Crust

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 395
Yield: 9 inch pie crust


2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup vegetable shortening
1/3 cup cold water


1. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir with a fork or wooden spoon until it forms a crumbly mixture. Form the dough into a ball.
2. Place the ball on a lightly floured cutting board and flatten it with your hand to a 1/2 inch circle. With a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough (from the center outward) to 1?8 inch thickness.
3. Place the pie pan face down on top of the dough. Cut out a circle of dough that is 2 inches wider than the pan.
4. Carefully lift the dough (use a spatula if necessary) and place it in the pie pan. Gently press the dough against the sides of the pan. Trim off the excess with a knife.
5. Gather up the dough trimmings and form into a ball. Repeat Step 2, then cut the dough into 1/2 inch wide strips.
6. Lay the strips across the top of the filled pie in a criss-cross lattice pattern or a sunburst pattern (above). Press the strips against the edge of the crust to seal them.

Important tips
* In Step 1, if the flour mixture is too dry to form into a ball, add a little more water 1 drop at a time. Just be careful not to add too much water.
* Sprinkling a little flour on the cutting board and rolling pin will help prevent the dough from sticking.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 395
Calories from Fat: 235

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