Pastry for Double-Crust Pie

Pastry for Double-Crust Pie

"You need only a handful of ingredients for this classic pie crust from our Test Kitchen. Use it in the recipes below or add your family's favorite filling for a tantalizing treat."
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Ingredients

20 m servings
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  1. In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in the shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide dough in half so that one ball is slightly larger than the other. Roll out larger ball to fit a 9-in. or 10-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry even with edge.
  2. Pour desired filling into crust. Roll out second ball. Position over filling; cut slits in pastry. Trim pastry to 1 in. beyond edge of pie plate. 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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All you amateurs, listen up!!!!! I can cook, but I can't work with anything that uses flour. I decided to try this recipe because I wanted to make chicken pot pie and I forgot to buy the alread...

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Although easy directions and very few ingredients, I can't say I found it easy when it came down to rolling out the dough. Does the dough have to be refrigerated prior to rolling? Little tidbi...

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All you amateurs, listen up!!!!! I can cook, but I can't work with anything that uses flour. I decided to try this recipe because I wanted to make chicken pot pie and I forgot to buy the alread...

Late Christmas Eve, and I was short one pie crust (to lattice an apple pie). A complete novice at pie crusts, I tried this one--I needed simple, fast, and a short ingredient list. I did add one ...

Great recipe. One tip is when rolling out the dough, place the ball on a sheet of wax paper and cover with another sheet. Roll to desired circumference. Remove top layer of wax paper and plac...

followed it perfectly (except i added 1 tablespoon sugar because i used it for apple pie) and it came out well.

I used this recipe for a chicken pot pie, and it turned out great!

I made this crust for a turkey pot pie (a recipe I found on here). This crust recipe is PERFECT for meat pies. Its flaky, light, with a simple, good taste. Its pretty easy to make, which I like!...

I thought this pie crust was great! Very easy to make! Although, I did need to use more water than it says...about double the amount! I just made this crust for a chicken pot pie (Chicken Pot Pi...

I used this recipe for a double crust 10" meat pot pie, and I feel it's a bit short on crust for this larger pie. I had to do a little patchwork on the bottom crust. Would be perfect for a 9" ...

Made a perfect pie! Bon Appetit!

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