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Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, cut up
1/4 cup ice water

Directions
In a medium bowl, stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the ice water over part of the flour mixture; toss gently with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat with additional ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time (1/4 to 1/3 cup total), until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Gather mixture into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together.

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