I posted grandma’s Crisco shortcrust pastry recipe earlier. This one uses another vegetable shortening, Spry, which was Crisco’s main competitor. Read more of my earlier comments on these vegetable shortenings also here.
The recipe’s list of ingredients states ‘butter’ next to ‘Spry’, though the ingredients refer only to Spry. As I noted in the Crisco pastry recipe, grandma taught me to make shortcrust pastry with ‘half butter, half Crisco’, so similarly, in this recipe, grandmother might have meant to use a combination of butter and Spry.
This pastry can be used as the pie shell for the many pie recipes in grandma’s notebook.