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Very easy, and very flaky and tasty! I used Crisco. I rolled out the "pastries" between two pieces of wax paper (as opposed to plastic wrap). I used this recipe with the Cornish Pastries recipe that you posted (Cornish Miners' Pasties).

This recipe also works well with butter (although it's flakier with the Crisco). I also used this recipe to make a crust for a chicken pot pie! I also love how easy it is to handle! This is my go-to recipe for a savory pastry crust! Thank you!

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Pale Rose November 27, 2010

Wow! Thank you for such a great, easy to prepare pastry recipe! I went healthy with this and used whole wheat flour and Smart Balance butter (made with EVOO) - turned out great!!

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Peachie Keene September 06, 2009

Debber, this is THE MOST OUTSTANDING pastry crust ever! DH couldn't stop raving about it.. I made it for your Cornish Miners' Pasties. I used butter instead of lard or shortening and used less than 3/4 cup water for the dough.. and they were very flakey indeed! Thank you, Debber, for sharing your wonderful recipe. Made for PAC '07.

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Aaliyah's&Aaron'sMum September 12, 2007

Very good. I actually used butter flavored shorting ... Turned out Great.

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Betty D October 25, 2008

This was great. My dad was from Ironwood. We would<br/>visit in summer and we would always eat pasty. This was dead on!

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Andrew K H. March 22, 2014

Looking for something to do with that Thanksgiving leftover turkey and stuffing ? Chop up turkey and add to leftover stuffing and use for your pasty ingredients. Yummy!!

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Nanakess November 22, 2012

The crust was perfect, I used it for making the pasties, and was very pleased! The crust turned out very flaky. The perfect pasty pastry recipe!

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Chocolate. June 26, 2011

I usually use my Grandmothers recipe which is made with lard but decided to try yours with shortening this year. This was great dough and was very easy to use, my Husband said this is his favorite pasty crust I have made.

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RedHeadToToe December 27, 2010

I usually struggle with pie crust but not this one. Really came out great for our pasty pie.

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adopt a greyhound November 26, 2010

Super easy and delicious- I made this with Cornish Miners' Pasties, and it made a crust that was unbelievably light and flaky.

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melilia November 11, 2010
Pasty Pastry for Cornish Miners' Pasties