Basic Pastry Mix Recipe

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I make a big batch of this for when I need to make a pastry quickly. It stores well and for a long time.—Katie Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:51 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 51 servings


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2-1/3 cups shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 134 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in half of the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Cut in remaining shortening. Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.
  2. Basic Pastry Mix may be used to prepare the following recipes (also found in Recipe Finder): To Make Pie Pastry, Spicy Pastry and Chocolate Pastry. Yield: 8 cups.
Originally published as Basic Pastry Mix in Country Woman May/June 1994, p38

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christmasbaby User ID: 1156384 12403
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"Where is the rest of the recipe?"

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