TENDER PIE CRUST

 

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 sticks butter, salted, chilled, diced
  • 8 tbsp ice water, & more if needed
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

Directions

  • Blend flour, sugar and salt in processor.
  • Add butter; pulse, process until coarse meal forms.
  • Add 8 tablespoons ice water and cider vinegar; pulse until moist clumps form, adding more teaspoons ice water at a time as needed if dough is dry.
  • Gather dough together and turn dough out onto work surface; divide dough in half, and form each half into ball, then flatten into disk. Wrap disks separately in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour.
  • Can be refrigerated up to 2 days, or enclose in zip-lock plastic bag and freeze up to one month; then thaw in refrigerator overnight.
  • Soften slightly at room temperature before rolling out.

Notes

Makes 2 pie crusts 9" each

To pre bake bottom crust:

Roll out 1 pie crust disk on lightly floured surface to 13 1/2 inch round. Transfer to 9 inch diameter glass pie dish. Trim overhang to 1 inch. fold edges under and crimp decoratively, forming high rim (about 1/2 inch above sides of dish). Chill crust 30 minutes. Line crust with foil; fill with pie weights or dried beans, and bake crust until sides are set and pale golden, about 35 minutes. Transfer dish to rack; remove foil with the weights or beans, then brush warm crust with egg white.

Cool completely.

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