Basic Single Pie Crust

Amount   Measure   Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------   ------------   --------------------------------
1 1/3   cups   all-purpose flour
1/2   teaspoon   salt
1/2   cup   shortening -- chilled
3   tablespoons   up to 6 tablespoons of ice water
In large bowl combine the flour and salt. Using a pastry blender cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in the water and mix until it comes together in a ball.

Refrigerate at least 4 hours or over night.

For prebaked crusts without weights. Prink the bottom of the crust about 50 times with fork. Bake in lower third of oven at 425F for 10 to 12 minutes or until brown.

To cook with weights line with foil or parchment paper. Fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake at 375F for 20 minutes. Remove foil and weights. Reduce heat to 350F. Bake 5 to 10 minutes more.

NOTES : This can be made in a food processor.

Makes 16 servings
Per Serving: 95 Calories; 7g Fat (61.9% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 67mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1 1/2 Fat.
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