Ingredients

How to make it

  • Combine the flour and salt in a food processor.
  • Add the shortening; pulse the machine on and off until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • With the machine running, trickle in 4 tablespoons of ice water through the feed tube, until the dough just gathers together. (If the dough seems dry, add up to 1 tablespoon more of ice water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time.)
  • Divide the dough in half, forming each half into a thick disk. Wrap each disk in plastic; refrigerate for at least 1 hour to chill.
  • Remove half the dough from the refrigerator and roll it out on a lightly floured work surface or between 2 sheets of wax paper to form a circle about 1/8-inch thick and 2 inches larger than the pie plate. (Work quickly, as the dough can become sticky.)
  • With the help of a spatula, gently transfer the dough to a pie plate, pressing it lightly into the plate to fit. If the dough should tear, just press it together gently.
  • Trim the dough, leaving a 1-inch overhang. If making a single-crust pie, turn the edge under and flute it.
  • Repeat for a top crust or for another bottom crust. The circle for a top crust should be 9 inches for an 8-inch pie and 10 inches for a 9-inch pie.
  • Follow the individual pie recipes for filling and baking.
  • Makes enough for one 8- or 9-inch double-crust pie, or two single crust pies.
  • Save any scraps of this dough to create a decorative design for the top of the pie

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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    Hi Mark made your pie crust on Tuesday, as well as yesterday it was soooooo good and sooooooooo easy
    if i could rate it again i would give it a "10"
    have a blessed day
    Mumtaz
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  • vino4dino 6 years ago
    Sounds like a good crust that would be easy to work with.
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  • ivy 6 years ago
    Sounds great, never tried one with vegetable shortening. Do you think it is different from the ones I make with oil?
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    thanks MARK
    for an easy recipe with so few ingredients.Wishing you and your family happiness and joy over the HOLIDAYS
    warmest regards
    mumtaz
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    I always make pie crusts from scratch, and this is a fabulous recipe! Have used it many times, and always use Crisco. :) Great post!
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  • caramia 6 years ago
    Sounds good to me I will definately try this one.
    Merry Christmas :)
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  • ahmed1 6 years ago
    One of my favourite pie crust..
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