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Basic Pastry for 10'' Pie


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
4 – 5 TB ice water


Created on November 5th, 2002

In large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
Sprinkle ice water, 1 TB at a time, evenly over surface; Stir
with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape into a ball; Cover and chill until ready to use.

To Roll out pastry:
Roll pastry to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Place in pie plate; trim off excess pastry along edges. Fold edges under, and crimp. Chill.

**For baked pastry shell:

Prick bottom and sides of pastry shell with a fork. Chill pastry until ready to bake. * Brush with egg wash. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes or until golden.

*To make egg wash:
Mix 1 egg and 1/4 cup of water.

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