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Pastry for Single-Crust Pie Recipe
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Pastry for Single-Crust Pie Recipe

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This is the recipe we use in the Test Kitchen when we test readers' pie recipes that don't include a specific recipe for the pastry. —Janet Briggs
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 144 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in the shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until a ball forms. Roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. or 10-in. pie plate.
  2. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of pie plate; flute edges. Fill or bake shell according to recipe directions. Yield: 1 pastry shell (9 or 10 inches).
Originally published as Pastry for Single-Crust Pie in Country Woman May/June 1998, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 144 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Pastry for Single-Crust Pie(8)

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Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

perfect-easy-delicious

I used coconut oil and whole wheat flour and it was amazing

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

There is no oven temperature or length of time to bake this pie.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

i just tried this recipe for the 1st time exactly as directed and it turned out wonderful. will let u know how it tastes :) i used it for the "Honey Pumpkin Pie" from taste of home :) (i have made alot of pies and this crust turned out better than any i have ever tried :) i am beyond impressed!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

i just tried this recipe for the 1st time exactly as directed and it turned out wonderful. will let u know how it tastes :) i used it for the "Honey Pumpkin Pie" from taste of home :) (i have made alot of pies and this crust turned out better than any i have ever tried :) i am beyond impressed!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

This was great. I had no shortening on hand so used frozen butter. It worked out good.

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