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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