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    Flakiest (And Easiest) Pie Crust

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    15 mins

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    Alan in SW Florida's Note:

    This is the flakiest, simplest pie pastry recipe I've come across. Make several batches at one time and freeze. TIP on pre-baking pie crusts: If your pie shell is to be baked without a filling, you must first prick the dough in the pan with a fork. If desired, place dry beans on top of the crust so that it bakes evenly. Place in a 450 degree oven and bake 10 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool on a rack before filling. (NOTE: If you're using dry beans when baking the crust, remove them after 8 minutes baking and continue baking.)

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    Serves: 8


    pie crust

    Units: US | Metric

    Ingredients for 1 crust


    1. 1
      In bowl of food processor, place flour, salt, and sugar; process once to combine all.
    2. 2
      Chill shortening briefly - about 3 minutes in the freezer will do.
    3. 3
      Break shortening into bits; distribute around steel blade in bowl.
    4. 4
      Process with 7 on-off pulses, until shortening is broken into dry ingredients well.
    5. 5
      Add ice water.
    6. 6
      Process with 7 more on-off pulses, or until dough forms into a ball.
    7. 7
      Roll out.
    8. 8
      Proceed with pie recipe.
    9. 9
      This recipe doubles well.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 05, 2007


      I was looking for a simple recipe for a pie crust for an apple pie. This one was on target because not only was it simple, the crust turned our perfect! I'll never buy reaqdy-made again. I added just a little extra water to get the consistecy I wanted, but otherwise...simply GREAT

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    Nutritional Facts for Flakiest (And Easiest) Pie Crust

    Serving Size: 1 (41 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 198.5
    Calories from Fat 117
    Total Fat 13.0 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 19.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 2.4 g

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