Pastry for Classic Single-Crust Pie
If you want to try your hand at making pie pastry from scratch, give this traditional recipe from our Test Kitchen a try.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes1 pastry shell (9 or 10 inches)
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water
- In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Roll out to fit a 9-in. or 10-in pie plate.
- Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond the edge of plate; flute edges. Fill or bake shell according to recipe directions.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 144 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Dec 14, 2010
THIS WAS THE EASIEST RECIPE EVER. BEST PIE CRUST I'VE EVER MADE. I'VE ALWAYS FAILED AT MAKING PIE CRUST & HAVE BOUGHT THE PRE-MADE... NOT ANYMORE!!!
Jul 13, 2010
I've made this pie crust many times and it is delicious.