Pie Crust 9" from Betty Crocker Cookbook 1972 version
basic pie crust recipe comes from Betty Crocker. The method is ours.
- 1 cup flour all-purpose
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup Crisco shortening
- 2-3 Tablespoons hot water
Combine flour, salt, and shortening. Cut in shortening thoroughly with a fork or pastry blender.
Add the 3 tablespoons of HOT water. Stir until it becomes a dough and leaves the sides of the bowl. Another tablespoon of water might be needed.
Roll the dough into a ball.
Place ball of dough on a floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to desired size. To make a round crust, roll first one direction and then another. Be sure the crust doesn't stick to the counter during rolling.
Fold the finished crust in half and fit in pie pan.