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    Basic Pie Crust 101

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    FLUFFSTER's Note:

    This recipe has been used for years, and always comes out great every time.You'll do yourself proud with this one! Source: Internet. You can easily double this for a two-crust pie. Resting dough included in cooking time.

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    1. 1
      Mix flour and salt in mixing bowl. Cut shortening into the flour with a pastry cutter, until mixture resembles the texture of tiny split peas. Do not use your hands to try and mix it; the heat from your hands will melt the shortening, causing the pastry to be "heavy," not light and fluffy.
    2. 2
      Once the mixture is the right texture,, add the ice water and combine with a fork. It may appear to need more water, it does not. Quickly gather the dough into a ball and flatten into a 4-inch-wide disk. Wrap it with plastic, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
    3. 3
      Remove dough disk from refrigerator. If stiff and very cold, let stand until dough is cool but soft enough to work with.
    4. 4
      Using a floured rolling pin,roll dough disk on a lightly floured surface from the center out in each direction, forming a 12-inch circle. To transfer dough, carefully roll it around the rolling pin, lift and unroll dough, centering it in an ungreased 9-inch regular or deep-dish pie plate. (or you can fold dough in quarters, then place dough point in center of pie pan and unfold dough, whichever is easiest for you.

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    • on January 15, 2008


      This is a very original recipe and a great one at that. It was very easy ant very good..

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Pie Crust 101

    Serving Size: 1 (316 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1512.6
    Calories from Fat 937
    Total Fat 104.1 g
    Saturated Fat 31.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 876.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 127.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    Sugars 0.4 g
    Protein 17.2 g

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