Pie Dough Recipe

This pie dough recipe is easy to make and creates the perfect pie crust.



September/October 2016

  • With this dough recipe, you'll create the perfect crust for any pie.
    Photo by Lori Dunn

Yield: 3 single pie crusts

Perfect Pastry

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Ingredients:

• 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted (10 ounces)
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 cup solid fat (lard, butter or shortening)
• 1/4 cup cold milk

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 450 F.

2. In large bowl, combine flour and salt, whisking to ensure salt gets evenly distributed. With pastry blender, cut in fat until mixture forms pea-sized crumbs. Add milk, and mix with fork until dough comes together in ball.

3. Divide dough into 3 portions. On lightly floured work surface, using floured rolling pin, roll each portion of dough out into circle, about 1/8-inch thick. Carefully transfer to 3 ungreased 8-inch pie plates.

4. Add filling to unbaked pie shells, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until filling is bubbly and crusts are golden brown.

NOTE: If the pie shells need to be baked before adding your filling, prick the crusts liberally with a fork, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown, in a preheated 400-degree oven. Cool completely on wire racks before filling.


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