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Master pie shell

Time 20 minutes
Yields Makes 1 (9-inch) single-crust pie shell
Master pie shell
1

Stir together flour and salt in large glass bowl. Cut shortening into flour until evenly distributed and particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with water and gently stir with fork until water is blended into pastry and dough begins to form a ball; use your hands to shape.

2

Roll dough out on lightly floured board to 11-inch diameter and lift into 9-inch pie plate, gently pressing dough into bottom and against sides of plate. Flute edges and trim. Prick all over with fork.

3

Bake at 475 degrees until lightly browned, about 8 minutes.


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