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How To Make A Pie Crust Recipe

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How To Make A Pie Crust Recipe



  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
  • Cut the cold butter into the flour using a pastry cutter or your fingers, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. There should still be some pea-sized pieces of butter visible.
  • Slowly add the ice water, one tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork after each addition, until the dough just comes together. You may not need all of the water.
  • Gently gather the dough into a ball. Flatten the dough into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before rolling it out.

How To Make A Pie Crust Recipe

Here are some tips for making a great pie crust:

Use cold ingredients: This will help to prevent the butter from melting and making the crust tough.

Don’t overmix the dough: Overmixing will develop the flour’s gluten, making the crust tough.

Handle the dough as little as possible: The more you handle the dough, the tougher it will become.

If the dough is too dry, add a little more ice water, one teaspoon at a time.

If the dough is too sticky, flour your hands lightly before handling it.


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