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       Title: Lu Lens Beginners Pie Crust
  Categories: Pies, Bakery
       Yield: 1 servings
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Shortening
       4    (to 8 tbsp) ice water
   Recipe by: NATHALIE DUPREE SHOW #ND40 Mix the flour and salt together in a
   bowl. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender or fork until the
   shortening is the size of green peas. Loosely separate the flour-fat
   mixture, still in the bowl, into 3 portions. Add ice water, a little at a
   time, to one portion, tossing the mixture with the pastry blender or fork
   until it is moist and holds together. Set that section aside. Repeat with
   the other portions. When all the portions are moistened, gather them into a
   ball and flatten into a round disc. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill 1/2
   hour or more. Flour a board or wax paper and, using a floured or stockinged
   rolling pin, roll the pastry into a round about 1/8 inch thick and at least
   1 1/2 to 2 inches larger than your pan. Fold in quarters. Place the pastry
   in a 9-inch pie pan and unfold. Trim the pastry 1 inch larger than the pie
   pan and tuck the overhanging pastry under itself. Then, use the thumb and
   finger of one hand and the index finger of the other to flute the edges.
   Place in the freezer or chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before
   baking. To prebake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Crumple a piece of wax
   paper, then spread it out to the edges of the pan. To make a weight, fill
   the paper with raw rice or dried peas. Bake for 20 minutes. Carefully
   remove the paper and rice or peas. (The rice or peas may be used again the
   next time you prebake a pie crust.) Fill the crust with a filling and bake
   according to filling directions. If the filling requires no cooking, bake
   the pie shell 10 minutes more.
   Yield: 1 9-inch pie shell