Put 1 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl and mix together with a fork.
Add 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening. Take a spoon and press the shortening and flour mixture together. Completely mix so there's not flour that isn't mixed with shortening.
Add 3 Tablespoons ice cold water. Put ice in a bowl and cover with water, then measure 3 Tablespoons from that bowl.
Grab a spoon and form dough into a ball.
Grab your silicone mat. Mine is pampered chef, but I'm sure any brand is great!
Sprinkle flour on the rolling mat and place dough in the center circle.
Lightly rub flour on your rolling pin.
Begin rolling dough outwards and work it around the entire ball to form a circle. I roll mine to the 12 inch circle.
Sprinkle the crust with a little flour and lift the mat folding the dough in half. Next 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 of the pie crust and either poke the crust a few times with a fork or use pie weights to prevent air bubbles.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. You are aiming for a golden brown crust. If the crust is too light it wont be flaky!
Once crust is completely cooled fill with your favorite filling!