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Boiling Water Pastry

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars
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"My mother-in-law gave me this recipe when I got married 20 years ago as a 'no fail' pastry. Add up to a half cup more cake flour if necessary."
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Ingredients

servings 356
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 double crust)

Directions

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  1. Place shortening in a heat-proof bowl. Pour in boiling water and whip mixture until creamy.
  2. Mix together salt and flour in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to shortening mixture. Stir until pastry stops sticking to sides of bowl. Refrigerate pastry before rolling out.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 356 calories; 25.9 27.9 2.9 0 < 1 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

ive tried lots of pie crust recipes and this is by far the best! talk about easy! and it turns out perfect every time...so flaky!

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I tried this recipe to make a galette and I must say I didn't like it at all. I followed it to the letter, rolled it out and the dough was so sticky it was practically cake flour. It didn't st...

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ive tried lots of pie crust recipes and this is by far the best! talk about easy! and it turns out perfect every time...so flaky!

I got this recipe from my Mom, who always made it when I was growing up. It never fails me... and is the flakiest crust I've made. I don't use cake flour... just ordinary flour. And I don't r...

I popped this in the freezer for a half an hour then let sit at room temp for 5 minutes before rolling it out. It was beautiful to work with and came out light and flaky and perfect. I added a...

I tried this recipe to make a galette and I must say I didn't like it at all. I followed it to the letter, rolled it out and the dough was so sticky it was practically cake flour. It didn't st...

This is a truely easy and flaky pie crust!!

Very nice and very easy! This is the only pastry recipe I use now. I used lard instead of shortening

I decided to try 2 different hot water pastry crusts today, using the same apples and filling, cooking time, etc. Unfortunately, while this one was by far easier to handle without needing time ...

I must say this is an amazing recipe, I was very skeptical because the dough is completly different than a traditional pie dough, however the result is spectacular. I used regular flour... Some ...

Came out great and made a delicious pie.