1 ½ cup flour
½ tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
4 tbsp cold water, more if needed
In a medium bowl combine the flour, and salt; cut in the shortening until crumbly.
Gradually add in the water tossing with a fork until the dough forms a ball.
Roll out with a rolling pin to fit a 9" or 10" pie plate.
Transfer the pastry to the pie plate.
Fill or bake the shell according to your recipe directions.