Single-Crust Pie Pastry

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

Single-Crust Pie Pastry
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup shortening

  • Cold water

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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:

  1. 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 (per serving)

144 Calories
8g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
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.

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