Basic Pie Pastry

By sexyswamprat

Ingredients
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) sugar

  • 1 cup (125 g) unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) grated lemon zest

  • 4 tablespoons (60 g) frozen stick margarine, cut into tiny bits

  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) cider vinegar (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) plus 2 teaspoons (10 ml) ice water

Directions
  1. In a food processor, process sugar, flour, lemon zest, and margarine for 5 seconds. Add the vinegar (if using) and water; process for another 5 seconds. Remove dough even if not completely mixed) and press it between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Pat into a 4-inch (10 cm) circle. Wrap securely and chill for at least 1 hour.

  2. Roll dough out on a lightly floured board to 1/8-inch (.3 cm) thickness. Fit loosely into an 8- or 9-inch (20 to 23 cm) pie or tart pan. Fill as directed.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
1
Per serving (pastry only)
109 calories (45% calories from fat)
2 g protein
6 g total fat (0.9 g saturated fat)
12 g carbohydrates
trace dietary fiber
0 cholesterol
67 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges
1 carbohydrate (bread/starch)
1 fat

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5 replies

ND
ND 2009-03-15 18:22:58 -0500 Report

I am alergic to fish so the recipes that you have posted are great I will check them out…ND