Pink Pastry

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes enough pastry for


    ( 8 or 9 ″ ) pie shell

Appears in

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

By Nell B. Nichols

Published 1972

  • About

Good standard pastry recipe—you can of course omit the food color


  • 1 c. sifted flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • c. lard
  • 3 to 4 drops red food color
  • 2 tblsp. water


  • Mix sifted flour and salt; cut in lard with pastry blender. Add food color to water. Sprinkle on the water and mix with a fork until all the flour is moistened. Gather the dough together and press firmly into a ball. Line pie pan with pastry; flute edges and prick pastry. Bake in hot oven (425°) 8 to 10 minutes. Cool.