Recipe by bakedapple42
This recipe comes from Yankee magazine, a New England periodical. It is a good, almost foolproof, pie crust that can be used with just about any filling.
- 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, chilled
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 18 sliced tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
- 6 -8 tablespoons ice water
Directions See How It's Made
- Pour the flour into a mound on a countertop. Add salt and sugar; toss well. Work butter into flour with fingertips until it forms pea-sized lumps. Add the water, 2 tablespoons at a time, tossing with your fingers, until dough is crumbly and just starting to come together. You may not need all the water.
- Form dough into a mound, then use the heel of your hand to push the dough away from you, flattening out lumps. Repeat.
- Shape into two equal disks, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
- To Form 2 Crust Pie:.
- Place one disk of dough on a floured pastry board; roll into a circle 1/8-inch thick.
- Fold circle of dough gently into quarters and transfer to an ungreased 9-inch tart pan.
- Unfold and gently push dough into pan. Cover with plastic wrap.
- Place second disk of dough on a floured pastry board; roll into a circle 1/8-inch thick. This will be your top crust.
- Cut small decorative holes in center of top crust to vent, then carefully transfer to flour-dusted cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate crusts at least 1 hour or until needed.