Basic Flaky Pie Crust

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 12:20 pm
By: News On 6

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup shortening, chilled

3 tablespoons ice water

1. Whisk the flour and salt together in a medium size bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in the cold shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Drizzle 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water over flour. Toss mixture with a fork to moisten, adding more water a few drops at a time until the dough comes together.

2. Gently gather dough particles together into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling.

3. Roll out dough, and put in a pie plate.

Fill with desired filling and bake.