Pie Crust

CRISCO PIE Crust:

SINGLE CRUST
  • 1 1⁄3 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 stick well-chilled Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks or 1⁄2 cup well-chilled Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3 -6 tablespoons ice cold water
DOUBLE CRUST
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3⁄4 stick well-chilled Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks or 3⁄4 cup well-chilled Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 4 -8 tablespoons ice cold water
CRUST INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Spoon flour into measuring cup and level. Mix flour and salt in medium bowl.
  2. Cut in Crisco using pastry blender (or 2 knives) until all flour is blended in to form pea-size chunks.
  3. Sprinkle with water, one tablespoon at a time.
  4. Toss lightly with fork until dough will form ball. Divide dough in half, if making double crust.
  5. Press between hands to form one or two 5 to 6-inch “pancakes.”
  6. Flour dough lightly.
  7. Roll into circle between sheets of waxed paper on dampened countertop. Peel off top sheet.
For single crust:
  1. Trim one inch larger than inverted 9-inch pie plate.
  2. Flip into pie plate. Remove other sheet and press pastry to fit.
  3. Fold edge under.
  4. Flute.
For double crust:
  1. Flour each half of dough lightly.
  2. Roll into circles between sheets of waxed paper on dampened counter top.
  3. Peel off top sheet for bottom crust.
  4. Transfer bottom crust to pie plate.
  5. Remove other sheet and press pastry to fit.
  6. Trim edge even with pie plate.
  7. Add desired filling to unbaked pie crust.
  8. Remove top sheet from top crust.
  9. Lift top crust onto filled pie.
  10. Remove other sheet.
  11. Trim to 1/2-inch beyond edge of pie plate.
  12. Fold top edge under bottom crust.
  13. Flute.
  14. Cut slits in top crust to allow steam to escape.

PREBAKING (single crust only):

  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Thoroughly prick bottom and sides with fork (50 times) to prevent shrinking.
  3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
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