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Basic Pie Crust


           single crust

      1 c  all purpose flour

    1/2 t  salt

    1/3 c  shortening,plus 1 tablespoon

      2 T  cold water

           double crust

  1 1/3 c  all purpose flour

    3/4 t  salt

    1/3 c  shortening,plus 2


      3 T  water

Mix together flour & salt.  Cut in shortening until particles are

the size of tiny peas.  Sprinkle on water a tablespoon at a time.  Mix

only enough for dough to come away from sides of bowl.  Form into

ball/s.  This dough does not require chilling, although it may rest in

refrigerator until needed.


Roll out pastry & ease into pie pan.  If you are making a double crust

pie, roll out top crust.


TO BLIND BAKE: Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Prick bottom of dough

evenly w/tines of fork.  Cover the dough with buttered foil, placing

buttered side against the bottom crust.  Fill with rice or beans.

These may be saved & used again for baking unfilled pie shells.  Bake

for 15 minutes, or until set.  Remove foil & bake 5 minutes longer or

until golden.  Let cool before filling


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