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Basic Pie Dough Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susan Privot
Added: Thursday, March 5, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/2 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 c. vegetable shortening, chilled
12 Tbsp (1 1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into in pieces
6-8 Tbsp ice water

Directions:
Directions:
Process the flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor until combined. Add the shortening and process until the mixture has the texture of coarse sand, about 10 secs. Scatter the butter into the flour and cut the butter into the flour until the mixture is pale yellow and resembles coarse crumbs, with butter bits no larger than small peas, about ten 1-sec pulses. Turn the mixture into a medium bowl. Sprinkle 6 Tbsp of the ice water over the mixture. With a rubber spatula, use a folding motion to mix. Press down on the dough sticks together, adding up to 2 Tbsp more ice water if the dough will not come together. Divide the dough into 2 balls and flatten each into 4-inch disks. Wrap each in plastic and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to two days before rolling.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 pie crusts

 

 

 

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