Standard Pastry Crust


1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup Crisco (Butter Flavor)
3-4 Tblsp. cold water


Measure flour and salt into a bowl. Mix in crisco throughly. Sprinkle in water, 1 tblsp. at a time, mixing until all flour is moistened and dough almost cleans the side of the bowl. 1-2 tsp. water can be added if needed.

Gather dough into a ball; shape into a flattened round disk on a lightly floured surface. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough 2 inches wider than pie pan. Fold pastry into quarters and place in pan. Then unfold. This prevents tearing in the crust.

Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1 inch from rim of pie pan. Fold and roll pastry under, even with pan. Fill and bake as directed in recipes.


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