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.
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
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!
2. Separate out about 1/3 of the flour and set it aside for later.
3. In a large mixing bowl, place together the remaining ⅔ flour, sugar, salt and butter.
(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.
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.
7. Fold the dough in wax paper and place in the refrigerator until it’s time to put it into the pie plate.