Basic Flaky Pie Crust

Basic Flaky Pie Crust

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"It is just what it claims to be. Use as unbaked pie shell."

Ingredients

servings 184 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Whisk the flour and salt together in a medium size bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in the cold shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Drizzle 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water over flour. Toss mixture with a fork to moisten, adding more water a few drops at a time until the dough comes together.
  2. Gently gather dough particles together into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling.
  3. Roll out dough, and put in a pie plate. Fill with desired filling and bake.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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I gave the dry ingredients and the shortning a whiz in my food processor until it formed a small crumb, then poured this into a bowl and added the water. This dough was so easy to work with. I...

I wish there were 10 stars. OMG this was the best pie crust ever! ***For anyone looking to double the recipe use 2 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 teas salt, 1 cup chilled shortening and 1/4 cup AND 2 t...

Left recipe as is, but used real butter (instead of shortening) that I had in my freezer. Sliced butter into small pieces and blended into flour mixture. After rolling in a ball, I placed in th...