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Pastry Dough for a Single-Crust Pie Recipe-1562

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Yield: Makes pastry for 1 single-crust 9-inch pie


  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water


Sift together the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Work the shortening into the flour with your fingertips or a pastry blender, until the mixture is the consistency of coarse meal. Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix with a fork after each addition. Dough should not be wet, but just moist enough to hold together. Form the dough into a ball. Wrap and refrigerate for at least 15 to 30 minutes before rolling.

© 1998 John Shields

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings.


Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

199kcal (10%)
4mg (0%)
0mg (0%)
0mcg RAE (0%)
0mg (0%)
218mg (9%)
3g (16%)
13g (20%)
1mg (6%)

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