Martha Stewart's Pate Brisee -- Basic Pie Crust

Recipe by herbiechic
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • Secrets to a good pie crust: chilled ingredients and chilled dough. Margarine or shortening can be used instead of butter (but butter is my favorite!).
  • Put flour, salt and sugar in a bowl, blender or food processor. Add the pieces of butter and process approximately 10 seconds or until it resembles "coarse meal.".
  • Add ice water drop by drop while machine is running (or you are mixing)--- just until dough holds together without being wet or sticky. Do not mix longer than 30 seconds.
  • Roll dough out on a piece of plastic wrap. Press down slightly. Chill for at least one hour.