PERFECT PIE CRUST

 

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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbs Sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 3 - 4 Tbs cold water

Directions

  • Combine flour, salt and sugat in a 2 qt. bowl. Evenly cut shortening into flour mixture with a pastery blender or fork.
  • Combine egg and vinegar in a small bowl and add to flour mixture.
  • Add water a Tbs. at a time until dough is moist enough to form ball.
  • Shape dough into 2 balls.
  • Flatten one ball to 1/2 inch thickness, rounding and smoothing edges.
  • On lightly floured surface roll into 11 inch circle.
  • Fold pastry in half and place in 9" Pie Plate.
  • Unfold gently and press in bottom and up sides of plate.
  • Roll out remaining pastry; set aside.
  • Continue as directed in pie recipe.
  • If making apple pie and apples are already cooked, then fill pie with apples, top with pastry, flute edges and bake at 450 for 15 - 20 minutes.

Notes

Categories: Dough/Crust 

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