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Pie crust for cream pies

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1Tbs sugar

1/2 tsp salt

4 Tbs cold butter (cut into peices)

4 Tbs vegtable shortening

5-6 tbs. ice water


Combine flour, sugar, and salt in food processor, pulse to mix.

Add butter and shortening and pulse 6-8 times, until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.

Sprinkle w 3 Tbs. water and pulse.

Add additional 1-2 Tbs. water and pulse until dough holds together when pressed with fingers.

On floured surface form dough into a ball, then flatten.

Wrap in plastic wrap and refridgerate at least 30 minutes (up to 3 days).

Heat oven to 400 degrees, roll dough on floured surface into 14" circle.

Place in 9" glass pie plate (over hang 1/2 inch)

Fork edge.

Freeze 15 min.

Prick bottom of crust.

Line pie shell with foil.

Bake 15-30 minutes.

Cool crust completely.

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