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Try this sure-fire recipe for a homemade crust in just 10 minutes.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; fat 8g; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 15g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 2g; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1.2mg; folate 36.3mcg; sodium 73mg; potassium 21mg; iron 0.9mg.
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