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Single Pie Crust

Pie crust is notoriously difficult to make, but the beauty of this one is that it is simple and very forgiving. If the crust cracks once ...

by Elizabeth Gordon



In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles the consistency of cor...

by Christopher Idone


Pastry Dough for a Single-Crust Pie

Sift together the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Work the shortening into the flour with your fingertips or a pastry blender, unti...

by John Shields


Flaky Pastry I

To Bake an Unfilled Pie Shell: Preheat oven to 425°F. Prick bottom and sides of pastry well with a fork. To minimize shrinkage, lay a lar...

by Jean Anderson


Basic Pastry Dough

Don’t handle this pastry dough any more than necessary, or it will be tough; treat it firmly, not timidly, but don’t fuss with it. The f...

by Marion Cunningham


Perfect Pie Crust 101

Granted, many Thanksgiving cooks rely on frozen or refrigerated piecrusts. But homemade piecrust tastes immeasurably better. Knowing how ...

by Rick Rodgers

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Star-Topped Mince Pies

This is the way I make my mince pies, and there is no changing me or them: they are small, to be popped straight into the mouth in one go...

by Nigella Lawson


Savory Pie and Turnover Dough

This is an excellent puff pastry–style dough for empanadas and empanadillas. The lard, I feel, produces a more flavorful and flaky pastry...

by Penelope Casas


Schrafft’s Butterscotch Cookies

This is a cookie with a past. My editor, Judith Jones, remembers fondly these big, rich, crisp cookies that she used to get as a child f...

by Marion Cunningham


Salt-Cured Ham Biscuits

Preheat the oven to 450° F.  In a mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.  Using your fingers, cut in the shortening until the mi...

by Christopher Idone


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