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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 all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 144 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g 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


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Barbnc1 User ID: 8611691 237330
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015

"Have been searching for a pie crust recipe for chicken pot pie. Oven temp and time would really help new bakers."

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TheCouver User ID: 7900765 23902
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"My entire family loved, even the picky ones"

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 46898
Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"This pie crust is the **ONLY ONE** I use. Would recommend baking at 425 degreesfor 8-9 minutes, depending on your oven. Excellent results every time!! making Farm Journal's Lemon meringue pie later today once crust has had time to cool."

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sir.IVcook User ID: 7456999 46897
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"perfect-easy-delicious

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

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Joannie47 User ID: 7385549 47830
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

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

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homemaker27 User ID: 6063773 52722
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!!"

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homemaker27 User ID: 6063773 17532
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!!"

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pjpete User ID: 3727244 47829
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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ksalemme@gmail.com User ID: 2109582 23900
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"Quick and easy basic pie crust."

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jgfan User ID: 48477 22214
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"[quote user="mother of the bride in july"] Do you have to use shortening? Can you use butter instead?

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Shortening is needed to make the crust flaky. I don't think all butter would turn out very good."

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