Mama's Pie Crust
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- 2 1/2 c
- all purpose flour
- 1 stick
- crisco original or butter flavor shortening
- 1/2 Tbsp
- 1/4 c
- ice water
1Measure flour& salt into large mixing bowl.With pastry mixer cut the shortening into the flour & salt until the mixture resembles cornmeal.
Add ice water,a little at a time,mixing it into the dough until it starts to come together.Try not to over mix,because it can make the crust tough. Divide the dough in half into 2 balls. It makes a 8 or 9 inch double crust pie or 2 single crust pies. I've never had it to fail.
You can use it right away or refrigerate for 2-3 days. Fruit pies generally cook in an hour or so; other pies/quiches,etc.,will have various cooking times depending on the recipe.