Hot Water Pastry



  • 1 minus 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/4 hot water
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 1/4 s all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Place shortening in large bowl. Pour hot water and milk over shortening. With dinner fork, break up shortening. Tilt bowl and beat quickly until mixture looks like whipped cream. Pour flour and salt over shortening mixture and beat well with fork, forming a dough that cleans the bowl. Divide into two parts and roll out between two sheets of waxed paper. Fit into pie shell and use as directed in recipe. Makes enough pastry for a filled 2 crust 8-inch or 9-inch pie.

it’s really hard to ruin this pie crust recipe. It makes the most tender crust you’ve ever tasted. This recipe works best if you use the waxed paper method for rolling out the dough.

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