The Perfect Flaky Pie Crust
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 1 single pie crust
  • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup chilled UNSALTED butter, cut into small cubes
  • ¼ tsp table salt
  • ¼ cup chilled water **You will be adding the water 1 tsp at a time
  1. Start by placing all your prepped ingredients and kitchen tools into the freezer for 5 minutes to chill.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 butter knives, cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles course breadcrumbs.
  3. Place flour/butter mixture back in freezer for a few minutes.
  4. Add in water, 1 Tbsp at a time, working lightly with your hands until your mixture starts to form a ball. DO NOT put so much water into the mixture that the dough looks wet. It should look dry and just start to form.
  5. Wrap dough ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Roll dough out on chilled counter surface to fit a 9 inch pie plate. Lay dough in pie plate and press it evenly into the bottom and side of pie plate. Trim any excess dough with a small knife or kitchen shears, leaving a 1-inch overhang. Finish by foldingdough under to reinforce the edge.
Be sure to keep things cold and don't overwork the dough. This will leave you with a dense crust that is far from flaky and tender.
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