This recipe comes out of an old school book at Uncle Frank's house. It makes great pie crust and is a really easy recipe.
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
3 to 4 tbsp water
In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Cut in shortening or lard until pieces are the size of small peas. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of the water over part of the mixture. gently toss with a fork. Push to side of bowl. Repeat till all is moistened. Form dough into a ball.
On lightly floured surface flatten dough with hands. Roll dough from centre to edge forming a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Wrap pastry around rolling pin. Unroll onto a 9 inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate being careful to avoid stretching pastry. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Make a fluted rope shape or loped edge.
For a baked pie shell crimp bottom and sides with tines of a fork. Bake in 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.