Recipe for Basic Pie Pastry | Almanac.com

Basic Pie Pastry

Makes one 9- to 10-inch crust.
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If you haven’t yet found your favorite pie dough, try this mistake-proof version. For a two-crust pie, make it twice, rather than doubling the recipe.

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1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup cold water

Put flour, sugar, and salt into a food processor and pulse four or five times to mix. Scatter butter on top. Process for 8 seconds more. Add cold water all at once and process for 6 to 8 seconds, or just until crumbs form. Stop before dough clumps on blade.

Turn mixture out onto wax paper and gather into a smooth ball. Knead once or twice. Chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour before rolling out.