English Pie Crusts

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This is the EASIEST way to make a quick two-crust pie crust! Forget measurements and pastry blenders! Whatever amount of flour you need, you then take HALF that amount for your lard and margarine. Motto "Half as much fat as flour." Do as the English do and use half lard and half margarine for the shortening.

2
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 pie crusts

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups shortening

  • 5 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  1. Cut the shortening into cubes, and toss into flour. Take your hands and crumble it up into a fine, pebbly, grainy sort of dough.

  2. Add water, enough to make a soft dough. Form into a ball, and chill for about an hour.

  3. When chilled, knead it a couple of times on a floured surface. Roll it out, and proceed to fill with your choice of pie fillings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
26g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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