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Pastry for Classic Double-Crust Pie Recipe

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You need only a handful of ingredients for this classic pie crust from our Test Kitchen. Add your family's favorite filling for a tantalizing treat.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 6 to 7 tablespoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 260 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in the shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide dough in half so that one ball is slightly larger than the other. Roll out larger ball to fit a 9-in. or 10-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry even with edge.
  2. Pour desired filling into crust. Roll out second ball. Position over filling; cut slits in pastry. Trim pastry to 1 in. beyond edge of pie plate. Trim pastry to 1 in. beyond edge of pie plate. Fold top crust over bottom crust. Flute edges. Bake according to recipe directions. Yield: pastry for double-crust pie (9 or 10 inches).
Originally published as Pastry for Double-Crust Pie in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p61

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 260 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2009

Instead of using water, try substituting orange juice. Makes the pie crust flakier in my opinion.

bgrimes

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

This recipe is using shortening instead of butter.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 8, 2008

I printed out this recipe. I don't see any 6-7 tsp. butter, just 6-7 T. cold water to mix in to form the dough.

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Reviewed May. 8, 2008

what was the 6 to 7 Tsp of butter for? It was not included in the directions.

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