Add dry ingredients to a bowl and mix
Add 1/2 cup of shortening and mix with a fork until evenly distributed and only small pea-size amounts of shortening remain
Add 3 tbsp of ice water and mix just until incorporated and the dough has formed
Grab a pastry mat and lightly sprinkle with flour place dough in the center circle
Place dough in the center of the mat
Begin rolling dough outwards and work it around the entire ball to form a 12" circle.
Sprinkle the crust with a little flour and lift the mat folding the dough in half
Fold the dough in half again.
Now that the dough is folded into quarters, place it in the pie dish and gently unfold it.
Once unfolded trim the pie crust evenly around the perimeter, I typically do half an inch.
Finish the edge and poke with a fork to prevent air bubbles.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until slightly golden
Let cool and fill with your favorite filling!