Standard Pastry Recipe


Preparation Time5 Min


 9 inch pie crust1
 Shortening/1/3 cup lard6 1⁄2 Tablespoon (1/3 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon)
 All purpose flour/Unbleached flour1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cold water3 Tablespoon
 Double 9 inch crust pie1
 Shortening/2/3 cup lard12 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 All purpose flour/Unbleached flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Cold water5 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5431 Calories from Fat 3307

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 373 g573.6%

Saturated Fat 104.4 g522.2%

Trans Fat 37.5 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 3904.7 mg162.7%

Total Carbohydrates 475 g158.4%

Dietary Fiber 18.2 g72.8%

Sugars 34.1 g

Protein 51 g102.7%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 8.9% Iron 110.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cut shortening into flour and salt until particles are size of small peas.
Sprinkle in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons water can be added if necessary).
Gather pastry into a ball; shape into flattened round on lightly floured cloth-covered surface.
(For Two-Crust Pie, divide pastry in half and shape into 2 rounds.)