One-Crust Pie

8 or 9-Inch Double Crust
1 level cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening (half butter/half margarine)
1 to 4 tablespoons ice water

Procedure for the Crust

1. Combine flour, salt in bowl. Create well.

2. In the well, add margarine and butter.

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2. Using a fork or pastry cutter, combine butter/margarine with the flour until well blended or resembles coarse crumbs.

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3. Sprinkle flour mixture with water 1 Tablespoon at a time, while tossing and mixing with fork or pasty cutter. Add water until dough is just moist enough to form a ball when lightly pressed together. (Too much water causes dough to become sticky and tough; too little water causes edges to crack and pastry to tear easily while rolling.

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4. Shape dough into a ball. Flatten ball to 1/2-inch thickness, rounding and smoothing edges. On floured surface or wax paper, roll lightly from center to edge with into 11 inch circle.

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5. Place pastry in 9 inch pie pan. Unfold; gently press in bottom and up sides of pan. Do not stretch.

6. Fold edge under to form a standing rim; flute edges.
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