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    Basic Short Crust Pastry Dough

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    30 mins

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    bakedapple42's Note:

    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.

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    Serves: 12


    2 crust ...

    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      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.
    2. 2
      Form dough into a mound, then use the heel of your hand to push the dough away from you, flattening out lumps. Repeat.
    3. 3
      Shape into two equal disks, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
    4. 4
      To Form 2 Crust Pie:.
    5. 5
      Place one disk of dough on a floured pastry board; roll into a circle 1/8-inch thick.
    6. 6
      Fold circle of dough gently into quarters and transfer to an ungreased 9-inch tart pan.
    7. 7
      Unfold and gently push dough into pan. Cover with plastic wrap.
    8. 8
      Place second disk of dough on a floured pastry board; roll into a circle 1/8-inch thick. This will be your top crust.
    9. 9
      Cut small decorative holes in center of top crust to vent, then carefully transfer to flour-dusted cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap.
    10. 10
      Refrigerate crusts at least 1 hour or until needed.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Short Crust Pastry Dough

    Serving Size: 1 (42 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 125.9
    Calories from Fat 2
    Total Fat 0.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 243.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 3.2 g
    Protein 3.2 g

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    unsalted butter

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