Flaky Pie Crust

70 mins (prep 15, cooking 55)
10 ingredients
2 servings
Good & easy enough for a beginner like me. It came from Bon Appetit June 2000 at Epicurious.com. This is my first posting on Recipezaar, but this turned out so beautifully that I had to share it. We don't have a have a food processor, so I used a whisk, (takes some elbow grease) and I didn't freeze the vegetable shortening, or chill the dough first, and I used regular margarine cold straight out of the frig., as we don't like butter. I put foil around the edges of the crust so that it wouldn't get too brown, and took them off at near the end of the baking time to a get a golden brown crust, and I did freeze the crusts in the pan before putting the pumpkin mixture in, as suggested in the Spiced Pumpkin Pie recipe I used. I also did as others suggested in rolling it out between 2 sheets of waxed paper, and dusting lightly with flour so it wouldn't stick & it was a dream to work with. It turned out great. I'll post the Spiced Pumpkin Pie also in case anyone wants to try it. This recipe makes enough dough for two crusts.

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Serving Size (234.58 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 1036.97 Calories from Fat 442.35
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49.15g 151.22%
Saturated Fat 10.12g 101.2%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 2014.45mg 167.87%
Total Carbohydrate 130.86g 87.24%
Dietary Fiber 4.22 g 33.75%
Sugars 11.49 g %
Protein 16.67g 66.69%
Vitamin A 2118.92IU% Vitamin C 0.12mg%
Calcium 42.19mg% Iron 7.27mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
vegetable shortening, ice water, apple cider vinegar