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Easy Pie Crust

 Easy Pie Crust
Even novice bakers who shy away from homemade pie pastry can't go wrong with this recipe. It is easy to roll out and produces a tender, flaky crust every time.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • INGREDIENTS FOR SINGLE-CRUST PIE
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • INGREDIENTS FOR DOUBLE-CRUST PIE
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour and salt; cut in shortening until
  • mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle with vinegar. Gradually add the milk,
  • tossing with a fork until a ball is formed. Cover and refrigerate
  • for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • For a single crust, roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to
  • fit a 9-in. or 10-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim
  • pastry 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges. Fill or bake shell
  • according to recipe directions.
  • For a double crust, divide pastry in two portions so that one ball is
  • slightly larger than the other. Roll out larger ball on a lightly

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Easy Pie Crust (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • floured surface to fit a 9-in. or 10-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry
  • to pie plate. Trim pastry even with edge of plate. Add filling. Roll
  • out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling. Trim,
  • seal and flute edges. Cut slits in top. Bake according to recipe
  • directions. Yield: pastry for a single- or double-crust pie (9 or 10
  • inches).
Nutritional Facts: 1/8 of a single pie pastry equals 132 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 76 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.