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Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

Ingredients

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

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.

Nutrition Facts

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

Reviews

Average Rating:
  • amsm
    Jan 29, 2019
    This crust was a great basic and versatile crust. It rolled out nicely and tasted good with the recipe that I used. I used butter flavored crisco for extra flavor.
  • Barbnc1
    Nov 14, 2015

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

  • TheCouver
    Jul 23, 2014

    My entire family loved, even the picky ones

  • Joscy
    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.

  • sir.IVcook
    Oct 24, 2013

    perfect-easy-delicious

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

  • Joannie47
    Aug 25, 2013

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

  • homemaker27
    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!!

  • homemaker27
    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!!

  • pjpete
    Nov 30, 2010

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

  • Nov 1, 2009

    Quick and easy basic pie crust.

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