Easy Pie Dough – Recipe by SeriousEats.com

Easy Pie Dough – Recipe by SeriousEats.com

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This is the SeriousEats.com “Easy Pie Dough” recipe.

Here are my illustrated steps to making this version of traditional pie dough.

Crust. So Important. Think Cold.

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These are the ingredients you’ll need for the crust. Remember… keep that butter COLD!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 ½ sticks of Butter thinly sliced
  • 12 ½ ounces Flour
  • 6 tablespoons Water
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

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1. Slice the butter. I found it easy to slice the butter with… what do ya know… a butter slicer. This way you can avoid touching the butter as much as possible, which will warm it up, and we don’t want that!

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2. Separate out about 1/3 of the flour and set it aside for later.

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3. In a large mixing bowl, place together the remaining ⅔ flour, sugar, salt and butter.

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4. Cut butter into flour, sugar and salt using a pastry cutter.IMG_0572

(This shows the texture that mixture should have)

5. Once the butter has been worked in to the point seen in the photo above, add the remaining ⅓ flour that was set aside earlier and continue cutting into the mixture.

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6. Use a spatula to fold in the water. If the butter is softening, place the mixture into the fridge for 10-15  minutes to keep it cold.

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7. Fold the dough in wax paper and place in the refrigerator until it’s time to put it into the pie plate.

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