Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pie Crust

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar (if using in a sweet pie, otherwise, omit)

½ cup (1 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into tbsp size slices

¼ or less ice water

Combine flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Add butter, and process for a few seconds until the mixture resembles coarse meal, about 10 seconds. Add ice water in a slow, steady stream, pouring it through the feed tube just until the dough holds together. Do not process for more than 30 seconds.

Turn dough out onto a work surface. Flatten, and form a disk. Wrap, and refrigerate at least 1 hour before using. Makes one crust.

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