Recipes and Cooking Single-Crust Pie Pastry 3.8 (5) Try this sure-fire recipe for a homemade crust in just 10 minutes. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 1, 2008 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt ⅓ cup shortening Cold water Directions In medium bowl stir together all-purpose flour and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of the flour mixture; gently toss with a fork to mix. Push moistened pastry to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tablespoon of water at a time, until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Form dough into a ball. On lightly floured surface, use your hand to slightly flatten pastry. Roll pastry from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter, lightly dusting with flour as needed. To line pie plate: Wrap pastry around rolling pin. Unroll into a 9-inch pie plate or pan. Ease into pie plate without stretching the dough. Trim edges of crust to 1/2 inch beyond pie plate. Flute edge a desired. Makes 8 servings. Food processor method: In food processor combine flour, salt, and shortening. Pulse until mixture resembles cornmeal but a few lager pieces remain. With processor running, quickly add 3 tablespoons water through feed tube. Stop processor as soon as all water is added; scrape down sides. Process with two pulses (mixture may not look completely moistened). Remove pastry and form into a ball. Proceed as above. Makes 8 servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 144 Calories 8g Fat 15g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 144 % Daily Value * Total Fat 8g 10% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Sodium 73mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 15g 5% Protein 2g Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 21mg 0% Folate, total 36.3mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.