Pastry: Preheat oven to 450°. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Using a fork or a pastry blender, cut the shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle water on the dough, a tablespoon at a time, mixing quickly with a fork after each until the dough holds together and be formed into a ball. Handling the dough as little as possible, divide it into two equal portions and form into two smooth balls. Roll each portion out onto a lightly floured surface until it forms a circle about 1/8-inch thick and 2-inches wider than a 9-inch pie plate. Line each pie plate with a crust. Use fork to pick crust sides and bottom. Bake for 20 minutes or until brown. Cool completely. Set aside one crust for another use. Makes 2 (9-inch) pie crusts.