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Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

Homemade Pie Crust RecipeThis quick pastry is a no-fail recipe made easily with ingredients usually found in most kitchens. Be sure to use cold water and keep well-wrapped until ready to use.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
2 tablespoons cold water*

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine flour and salt in medium bowl; cut in vegetable shortening with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle with water; blend until mixture holds together.
  2. Shape dough into ball; place on lightly floured surface. Roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Line pie plate with pastry. Turn edge under; crimp as desired.

Makes 1 (9-inch) crust.

*Add 1 additional tablespoon water as needed.

Tip: To make two crusts, double all ingredients, follow procedure above, and divide dough in half.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.