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15 min Prep
15 min Total
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8 Servings

This classic one-crust pie pastry can serve as your go-to recipe.

Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/3 cup cold shortening
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 to 4 tablespoons ice cold water
  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. In medium bowl, mix flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender, until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle flour mixture with 2 tablespoons cold water, tossing gently with pastry blender to moisten flour mixture. Add additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until flour mixture forms moist clumps.
  3. Gather flour mixture into a ball (some flour will be left in bowl). Gently shape into a flatten round. On surface sprinkled lightly with flour, use floured rolling pin to roll pastry into circle 1 inch larger than upside-down 9-inch pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1 inch from rim of pie plate. Fold pastry under even with plate edges; flute as desired.
  4. Bake as directed in pie recipe.