1 tsp salt
3/4 cup chilled vegetable shortening
5 to 6 tbsp ice water
Using a wire whisk, whisk the salt into the flour. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the shortening into the flour until the mixture is pea-size crumbly. Sprinkle the ice water, a tablespoon at a time, over the surface and stir with a fork until the dry ingredients are moistened.
Shape dough into a ball and roll out crusts. Do cut-outs for the top, if desired.
Enough for a 9-inch pie.
This pie is made with this crust.