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


  • 1Sift flour and salt together.
  • 2Cut shortening in flour with 2 knives until fat is broken into pea size.
  • 3Sprinkle water carefully into flour. Blend with fork to make stiff dough.
  • 4Roll on waxed paper and chill.
  • 5When you are ready to use insert into preheated 350 oven for 10 min til browned.
  • 6You 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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