Here's how to make dough without all the kneading. This pie crust recipe comes together with the help of an electric mixer so you can focus on the filling rather than fussing with the pastry recipe.
In a small mixer bowl combine flour and salt; add shortening. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until pieces are the size of small peas. Add water; beat at low speed just until a dough begins to form (about 15 to 20 seconds). Form dough into a ball with hands. Divide into 2 balls. Roll out and finish as for a single- or double-crust pastry. Makes two 9-inch single-crust pastries or one 9-inch double-crust pastry. Makes 1 pie shell ( 8 servings).