Pie Crust, 8-9" 1-crust

1C / 5oz flour
1t sugar
1/2t salt
1/3C / 2.5oz vegetable shortening
3-4T cold water
  1. Whisk the dry ingredients together, then rub the shortening in till it resembles a coarse meal with large and small lumps.
  2. Dribble the water in while mixing the dough with a fork. Continue adding water till the dough coheres--you may not need all the water.
  3. Squash the dough into a disk about 3/4 inch thick, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for an hour or so before rolling out.