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Homemade Pie Crust Dough

Last Modified: 10/05/10
First Published: 12/10/06
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Classic Pie Crust Dough. Perfect for quiche or blueberry pie. 

Ingredients 

  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) butter, chilled
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) crisco, chilled
  • 6 ounces (approximately 1 cup) all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling dough
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • Approximately 32 ounces of dried beans, for blind baking

Place butter and lard in freezer for 15 minutes.

When ready to use, remove and cut both into small pieces.

In the bowl of a food processor with normal stainless steel blade, combine flour and salt by pulsing 3 to 4 times. Add butter and pulse 5 to 6 times until texture looks mealy. Add crisco and pulse another 3 to 4 times. Remove lid of food processor and spritz surface of mixture thoroughly with water. Replace lid and pulse 5 times. Add more water and pulse again until mixture holds together when squeezed.

Place mixture in large zip-top bag, squeeze together until it forms a ball, and then press into a rounded disk and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Role out pie dough and poke holes (dock) in dough and place in refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Place a large piece of parchment paper on top of dough and fill with dry beans. Press beans into edges of dough and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove parchment and beans and continue baking until golden in color, approximately 10 to 15 minutes longer.

Remove from oven and place on cooling rack. Let cool completely before filling.



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