Two Crust Pie, 10 Inches
- Ready In:
- 2 2⁄3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shortening
- 8 tablespoons water, ice-cold
- Mix flour and salt. Cut in the shortening until particles are the size of peas.
- Sprinkle with the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork until all the flour is moistened and the pastry almost cleans the side of the bowl. Additional water can be used if necessary.
- Divide pastry into 2 equal parts. Gather each portion into a ball.
- Working with one ball at a time: flatten into a disk on a lightly floured surface. I place my pastry between sheets of plastic wrap or wax paper - which makes it easier to lift onto the pie pan.
- Roll the pastry into a circle that is 2 inches larger around than the inverted pie pan. Carefully ease the pastry into the pan and press it firmly against the bottom and sides.
- Pour in the pie filling and then cover with the remaining pastry. Remember to cut slits in the top to allow steam to escape. Bake according to pie recipe directions.
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