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    Easy, No Fail Pastry Crust

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    1 hr 15 mins

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    KillerTasteBuds's Note:

    I never made pies before this recipe because it never came out right, and I always had a hard time rolling it out. I was watching Martha Stewart one day, and decided to try her recipe with a few of her tricks and it works!! I haven't had any trouble since.

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    9 inch ...

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    1. 1
      Measure the flour, salt, and sugar into a food processor.
    2. 2
      Add a few 1 Tbsp butter piece at a time, and pulse until coarsely chopped.
    3. 3
      Repeat until all butter has been incorporated. Don't pulse too much in between.
    4. 4
      Add a couple of tablespoons of water and pulse. Repeat until the dough is just forming little balls, and falls from the sides.
    5. 5
      Place half the mixture on a sheet of plastic wrap and squish the particles together until you form nice disc. Wrap the disc in the plastic wrap and refrigerate.
    6. 6
      KEY: Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before rolling out.
    7. 7
      Repeat with remaining dough.
    8. 8
      This recipe freezes well, so if you only need one 9in pie crust, you can save the other for next time. Just allow time for it to defrost naturally. Don't put in microwave.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 28, 2008


      I have tried many crust recipes over the years-some good some not-and this one rocks. I tend to overwork my dough but with this recipe it didn't seem to matter. My crust came out buttery and flakey. I did as suggested and froze my butter for a few hours so maybe that did the trick. Thanks for a winner.

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    • on November 10, 2008


      sounds like a great and simple recipe! but what are the baking instructions??

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    • on August 12, 2008


      This is the recipe I've been using for a while. I didn't have a lot of success with pastry before this but this makes it easy. I use reduced fat margarine instead of butter which I'm happy with.

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy, No Fail Pastry Crust

    Serving Size: 1 (608 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1391.3
    Calories from Fat 843
    Total Fat 93.6 g
    Saturated Fat 58.6 g
    Cholesterol 244.2 mg
    Sodium 1178.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 121.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
    Sugars 2.5 g
    Protein 17.1 g

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