As Baby and I have been completely consumed with making meat pies as of late, my cousin suggested that we use the recipe for the pastry crusts that Nana used to make. So much reminiscence has been swirling around my mind ever since that I thought I should present the recipe here.
How I love you so, Nana!
One Crust Pie Pastry
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup Crisco
3 T plus ice water
Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Cut in shortening with a blender or two knives until crumbly. Add ice water, stir with a fork and add more water just until it holds together. Make into a ball and knead just a little.
Important: handle as little as possible.