1-1/2 cup sifted regular flour
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup Crisco shortening
3 tablespoons water
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Sift flour before measuring. Combine flour and salt in bowl.
With pastry blender or 2 knives cut in Crisco. Mixture should be fairly course.
Sprinkle with water, a tablespoon at a time. Toss with a fork.
Work dough into firm ball with hands.
On a lightly floured board or pastry cloth, roll crust in a circle 1⁄4 inch thick and 1-1/2 inches larger than pie plate.
Place in pie plate and shape and trim to fit plate.
For single crust baked with filling, bake at temperature and time recommended for filling.
For single crust, baked without filling, prick bottom and sides thoroughly with fork and bake at 425 degrees for 10 to 15minutes or until brown.
For pie with top crust, repeat the process to create the top crust.