Pastry Crust Recipe

Summary

Method

Ingredients

 All purpose flour1 Cup (16 tbs) (divided)
 Ice water3 Tablespoon
 Cider vinegar1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Powdered sugar1 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Vegetable shortening1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 969 Calories from Fat 463

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 52 g80.7%

Saturated Fat 13 g65%

Trans Fat 6.7 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 490.5 mg20.4%

Total Carbohydrates 110 g36.8%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.5%

Sugars 14.8 g

Protein 13 g25.8%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 2.1% Iron 32.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine 1/4 cup flour, ice water, and vinegar, stirring with a whisk until well blended.
Combine 3/4 cup flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Add ice water mixture; toss with a fork until moist.
Gently press mixture into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap; cover with additional plastic wrap.
Roll dough, still covered, into a 12-inch circle; chill 15 minutes.
Remove plastic wrap; fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate.
Press the dough against bottom and sides of pan.
Fold edges under; flute.
Pierce bottom and sides of dough with a fork; bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until edge is lightly browned.
Let cool on a wire rack.
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