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Pastry for Double Pie-Crust

Use this recipe from our Test Kitchen when you need pastry for a double-crust or lattice-topped pie.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    Pastry for 1 double-crusted or lattice-topped pie (9 or 10 inches)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 6 to 7 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide dough in half so one ball is slightly larger than the other.
  • Roll out the larger ball to fit a 9-in. or 10-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry with even with edge of plate. Pour desired filling into crust.
  • Roll out second ball; cut slits in pastry. Position over filling. Trim pastry to 1 in. beyond edge of pie plate. Fold top crust over bottom crust. Flute edges. Bake according to recipe directions.

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