24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1

I used a food processor for this tender, flaky pastry dough as it makes it so much easier to achieve the gorgeous 'breadcrumb' texture as you add the ice water. If you use the dough for a savory recipe, I'd cut down the sugar a bit, but not omit it entirely. The most important thing to remember is to use frozen butter and ice cold water.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place blade insert into bowl of food processor. Add 1 cup flour. Sprinkle frozen butter cubes over flour. Add remaining 1 cup flour, sugar, and salt. Cover. Pulse in short bursts on and off until butter is broken into small pieces and looks crumbly, about 1 minute. Drizzle in ice water. Pulse with longer pulses, on and off, until mixture turns pale yellow and looks like crumbs, about 10 to 12 seconds. Scrape down sides with spatula. Pulse once or twice more.

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  • Transfer mixture onto a work surface. Bring pieces together to form a tight round ball of dough. Flatten slightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight before rolling out.

Chef's Notes:

Ingredients make about 1 pound pie dough (enough for 1 large pie or 4 turnovers)

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; 15.8 g total fat; 41 mg cholesterol; 498 mg sodium. 33.9 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2017
Nope didn't change a thing. Used my own Lodi apples for filling. Will make again. Hubby love it.
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/09/2019
Thought it was horrid. Would not do again.
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2017
Nope didn't change a thing. Used my own Lodi apples for filling. Will make again. Hubby love it.
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2017
I would give this 10 stars if I could. I ve been searching for the perfect pie recipe but my search is over! Mixes easily rolls out cleanly tastes great!
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2018
Would not change a thing! Light flaky even heats in the microwave and stays crisp!
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2017
I will definitely make this crust again. I made it as directed only substituting 3T of vodka for 3 of the T of water. Just as described the crust had an amazing buttery taste and was simple to make. I was able to roll the dough out without any additional flour on my board or rolling pin. I left out one star because even though I rolled the dough a bit thinner than 1/4 inch I still did not have enough dough to make a pretty thickly crimped edge on either of the two pies I made. Next time I will make a recipe and a half to make crusts for two pies. When the recipe says it make two pie crusts I wish it would specify the size of the pie plate. I didn't think mine were that big but I guess that must be the problem.
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2018
Easy and quick
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2018
We used this recipe for an after-school bake club activity. Since we didn't have a food processor we used pastry cutters. Without ice we just used cold tap water. Also we didn't have time to put the dough back into the refrigerator. The apple mixture was made ahead of time and we spooned it onto our dough and followed the instructions for sealing the tarts. We used 7" glass pie dishes ungreased and put two tarts in each dish back to back. After baking they slid out of the dishes just fine. Oh what a lovely taste! I am officially abandoning my grandmother's excellent pastry recipe for this one instead.
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2018
I substituted butter for shorting and mixed in food processor
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2018
What fun.. I followed the recipe and they came out so tasty.
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2018
Super fast easy and delicious! I made it dairy free with margarine and it came out perfect.
(1)