2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
¾ cups Butter Flavored Crisco
5 tablespoons (or more) ice water
1 tablespoon whipping cream
1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
2. Combine flour and salt in medium-size bowl. Cut in Crisco until all flour is blended to form pea-sized chunks. Sprinkle with ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Toss lightly with fork until dough will form a ball. Divide dough in half. Press between hands to form a couple of 5- to 6 inch “pancakes”.
3. Roll dough for bottom crust into circle between sheets of plastic wrap. Peel off top sheet. Trim pastry 1 inch larger than upside-down 9-inch pie plate. Fit into pie plate. Press to fit. Remove other sheet of plastic wrap. Freeze. Roll second “pancake” same as for crust. Freeze 15 minutes.
4. Cut out 26 to 28 leaf shapes and 3 larger maple-leaf shapes from rolled pastry. Arrange leaves in overlapping and slightly curved pattern on baking sheet. Brush with whipping cream. Moisten tips of small leaves with ice water. Press around edge of crust in overlapping fashion. Brush with cream.
5. Bake leaves at 400ºF 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
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