Plain Pastry Pie Shell

Cynthia Martinez


This is my mother's recipe. It may be similar to others but this is the way it was handed down to me.


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15 Min
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  • 2 c
    sifted ap flour
  • 2/3 c
    shortening (crisco)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    cold water

How to Make Plain Pastry Pie Shell


  1. Sift flour and salt together.
  2. Cut shortening in flour with 2 knives until fat is broken into pea size.
  3. Sprinkle water carefully into flour. Blend with fork to make stiff dough.
  4. Roll on waxed paper and chill.
  5. When you are ready to use insert into preheated 350 oven for 10 min til browned.
  6. You can also leave this rolled up in the freezer for weeks on end----So be it by me.

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About Plain Pastry Pie Shell

Course/Dish: Pies, Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #freezer, #Old, #shell, #school

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