2 1/4 c. flour
2/3 c. shortening
1/2 t. salt
1/3 c. cold water
Combine flour and salt in a mixing bowl.
Cut shortening into flour with fork, or pastry blender until pastry particles are pea sized.
Do not over mix.
Gradually sprinkle dough with 1 teaspoon of water at a time.
Toss lightly with fork until all particles become damp.
Use only enough water to hold pastry together when pressed with fingers. It should not feel wet.
Roll dough into round ball, handling as little as possible.
Roll out on lightly floured board into a circle 18 inch think and 1 inch larger than the diameter of the top of your pie plate.
This is an easy recipe. Well, I suppose it took a little practice to come out with a crust that tasted good and looked good. :) Happy baking!