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Food Processor Pastry



Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add flour and salt. Top with cover, and process pulsing 3 or 4 times or until combined. Add shortening to flour mixture. Process pulsing 5 or 6 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. With processor running, slowly add water (1 tablespoon at a time) until dough begins to form a ball and leaves sides of bowl.
Cover and chill 30 minutes.To fit into pieplate, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Place in a 9-inch pieplate; trim off excess pastry along edges. Fold edges under and flute.For baked pastry shell, prick bottom and sides of pastry generously with a fork; bake at 425 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
Yield: pastry for one 9-inch pie.

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