Plain Pastry Recipe


Preparation Time2 MinDifficulty LevelEasy


 Sifted enriched flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Cold water7 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1758 Calories from Fat 906

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 102 g157.7%

Saturated Fat 25.6 g128%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1946.2 mg81.1%

Total Carbohydrates 178 g59.4%

Dietary Fiber 7.7 g31%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 23 g46.5%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 0.5% Iron 43.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Sift together flour and salt; cut in shortening with pastry-blender or blending fork till pieces are the size of small peas.
Sprinkle water, a tablespoon at a time, over part of mixture.
Gently toss with fork; push to one side of bowl.
Sprinkle next tablespoon water over dry part; mix lightly; push to moistened part at side.
Repeat till all is moistened.
Gather up with fingers; form into ball.
For double-crust pie, divide dough for lower and upper crust.
Form each in ball.
Flatten ball slightly and roll 1/2 inch thick on lightly floured surface.
If edges split, pinch together.
Always roll from center out to edge.
Use light strokes.