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Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 160
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 11g
Unsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 46mg
Sodium 178mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A  14%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  1%Iron  1%
Potassium  0%Vitamin E  2%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Perfect Pie Crust

Date Added: October 23, 2018


4 3/4 Deciliters All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt coarse
170 Grams Unsalted Butter chilled
40 Grams Margarine or veg. shortening
1/2 Deciliter Water (Ice) (or as needed)
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1. In a large bowl, sift the flour and salt.

2. Cut the chilled butter and margarine into 1 tablespoon bits and add to the flour.

3. With a pastry cutter, work flour and shortening together until mixture resembles coarse meal.

4. Add the ice water little by little, pressing the pastry together into a ball.

5. Wrap and chill for at least 1 hour. (It is important to work the pastry as little as possible.

6. Don't overhandle. A secret to light, flaky pastry is to keep the mixture cool, add as little water as possible, and mix only as much as necessary.

7. ) If pastry has been chilled for a long time, let it sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before rolling.

8. Lightly flour a pastry board, marble counter, or kitchen counter.

9. Divide the pastry in half. Pat each piece of pastry into a flat round.

10. Lightly flour rolling pin. Roll pastry in one direction only, turning pastry continually to prevent it from sticking to the surface.

11. Using pie plate as a guide, measure rolled-out pastry ~ it should be slightly larger than the pie plate and 1/8-inch (2 mm) thick.

12. Fold rolled pastry circle in half so you can lift it more easily.

13. Unfold, gently fitting the pastry into the pie plate, allowing pastry to hang evenly over the edges.

14. Do not trim the pastry yet. Fill the pie with filling.

15. The roll out the second crust in the same manner as for bottom.

16. Fold circle in half and with a sharp, pointed knife cut little vents in a decorative pattern.

17. Place folded pastry on one half the pie. Unfold, pressing top and bottom pastry together.

18. Trim edges with scissors, leaving a 1/2-inch (1 cm) overhang.

19. Fold bottom pastry overhang over top and press firmly to seal.

20. Crimp rim, using fingers or the tines of a fork.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is a good source of Vitamin A with 14% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Butter, Gluten allergies.
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