- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 t. salt
- ¼ cup water
- 2/3 cup room temperature shortening
Mix flour and salt together in bowl. Measure 1/3 cupful of this mixture and place it in a small bowl or cup. Stir into it the ¼ cup of water to form a smooth paste. Cut into the flour mixture in the first bowl the 2/3 cup shortening until the grain is the size of small peas. Stir the flour paste into the dough. Work it with your hands until I is well incorporated and the dough may be gathered into a ball. Cover the dough and chill until firm. Makes 2 crusts.
For pre-baked crust, roll and place in pie tin, prick the bottom with a fork making small vents, bake in 425 oven for 12 – 15 minutes.