Flaky Pie Pastry Donna Rickman March 2011
1 lb. crisco
5 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
Mix the previous 3 ingredients until crumbly.
Add 1 cup 7-UP or Sprite
Depending on the altitude where you live
you may need more or less....7Up/Sprite
You can play and play with this - if it starts to get stiff, just add a bit (1 tsp at a time) more 7-up and mix, roll on a floured surface quite thin. Bake at the temperature required for your pie, and cover the crust with tinfoil before baking.
Place your pastry into the freezer for a few minutes before baking - Helps with shrinkage of the pastry shell.
You can freeze this recipe for a month.