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One-Crust Baked Pie Pastry

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This pie pastry recipe will make a baked pie crust, ready to be filled with your favorite filling. Scroll down to see more pie pastry and pie crust recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons very cold water

Preparation:

Combine flour and salt; cut shortening in until mixture looks like coarse meal. Add cold water until dough no longer clings to sides of bowl. Roll out on a lightly floured surface about 1/8-inch thickness. Fit loosely into a 9-inch pie plate. Trim to about 1/2-inch beyond edge of pie plate; fold under and flute edge all around. Prick bottom and sides all over. Bake at 450° for 10 to 12 minutes.

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