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Basic Pie Crust Recipe

Basic Pie Crust Recipe

1 serving

 

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon Equal sweetener

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons cold margarine or butter

4-5 tablespoons ice water

Method:

Combine flour, Equal or sugar, and salt in medium bowl. Cut in margarine with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle with water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing lightly with a fork after each addition until pastry just holds together. Flatten into a round, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.

 

Roll pastry on lightly floured surface into circle 1 1/2 inches larger than inverted pie pan. Wrap pastry around rolling pin and unroll into 8 or 9 inch pie or tart pan, easing it onto bottom and side of pan. Trim edge, fold under, and flute. Fill and bake as recipe directs. If recipe indicates that the crust is baked before filling, pierce  bottom of crust with tines of fork and bake at 425 degrees until browned, about 15 minutes, cool on wire rack.

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