1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup ground almonds
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg, beaten
1 to 4 tablespoons ice cold water
Mix flour, almonds, sugar and salt.
Cut in shortening.
Add egg and cold water.
Wrap in plastic wrap and chill.
Roll out. Place in a 9-inch pan. Prick sides and bottom.
Bake conventionally or in a microwave on HIGH for 5 to 7 minutes.
Cool before filling.
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