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Easy Pie Crust

Frugal Family Recipes (featured column)
by Michelle Jones

During the holidays, or anytime of the year, save money when making your home baked pies by making the pie crusts yourself too. It's easier than you think!

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1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. shortening (minus just a little bit)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 TBS. water (COLD!)


Mix the above ingredients together, right in the pie plate, mixing them gently with your hands just until they are blended together; enough to be able to press the dough into the bottom of the pie plate and up the sides.

TIP: The less you work the dough, the flakier the crust will be!

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