Easy Plain Pastry Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
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 Flour1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Shortening/Half butter and half shortening.1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (generous)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1589 Calories from Fat 921

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 104 g160.5%

Saturated Fat 25.9 g129.5%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1945.8 mg81.1%

Total Carbohydrates 143 g47.7%

Dietary Fiber 5.1 g20.3%

Sugars 0.5 g

Protein 19 g38.7%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 3% Iron 48.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


4 to 5 tablespoons cold water.
Mix flour and salt, cut in shortening with pastry blender.
Add sufficient cold water so that dough is moist enough to hold together.