Sunday, July 31, 2011

Single Pie Crust


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. 

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3 to 4 tbsp water

Directions

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. 




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