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Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Makes

1 pastry shell (8 servings)

This is the recipe we use in the Test Kitchen when we test readers' pie recipes that don't include a specific recipe for the pastry. —Janet Briggs

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. or 10-in. pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Fill or bake crust according to recipe directions.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 144 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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