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Good-for-Almost-Everything Pie Dough

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Posted to Thread #17 at 8:24 pm on Sep 21, 2011

Good-for-Almost-Everything Pie Dough
For a 9-inch double crust


* 3 c. AP flour
* 1/4 c. sugar
* 1 1/2 tsp. salt
* 2 1/2 sticks (10 oz.) very cold (frozen is fine) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon-size pieces
* 1/3 c. very cold (frozen is even better) vegetable shortening, cut into 4 pieces
* about 1/2 c. ice water


Put the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor fitted with a metal blade; pulse just to combine the ingredients. Drop the butter and shortening in and pulse only until the butter and shortening are cut into the flour. Don't overdo the mixing - what you're aiming for is to have some pieces the size of fat green peas and others the size of barley. Pulsing the machine on and off, gradually add about 6 tablespoons of the ice water - add a little water and pulse once, a little more and pulse again, and keep going that way. the use a few long pulses to get the water into the flour. If, after a dozen or so pulses, the dough doesn't look evenly moistened or form soft curds, pulse in as much of the remaining water as necessary or even a few drops more, to get the dough that will stick together when pinched. Big pieces of butter still in the dough are fine. Scrape the dough onto a work surface. Divide the dough in half, gather each half into a ball, flatten them into disks, wrap in plastic and chill at least an hour.

From Dorie Greenspan - Baking from My Home to Yours

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8325. All American, All Delicious Apple Pie - Dorie Greenspan - Meryl - 6:56pm
on 10/16/07 (10)
This recipe was copied and posted on EPI, Meryl THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE
[NT] - dianncy64 - 6:17am on 10/17/07
You're welcome, Dianne! [NT] - Meryl - 12:01pm on 10/17/07
Great recipe - especially pie dough. I dont think we have a pie dough in
T&T. Can we post this - Elenor - 7:17am on 10/17/07
Hey Elenor, you need 3 people who've tried it and liked it to qualify for
T&T. [NT] - Meryl - 12:03pm on 10/17/07
Sorry Meryl. Came out so good I got all excited. [NT] - Elenor - 2:47pm
on 10/17/07
No problem - it's good to know the crust is great. Thanks for letting
me know! [NT] - Meryl - 4:14pm on 10/17/07
El, you convinced me to give it a try this weekend. I have fresh PA
apples! [NT] - MarilynFL - 5:07pm on 10/17/07
Meryl!! You know I am going to make this apple pie this weekend, I have you
know I do -can't wait [NT] - dianncy64 - 9:37pm on 10/18/07
Well, Meryl, it's all gone, I only had one slice. Talk about D E L I C I O
U S Thanks :) [NT] - dianncy64 - 7:38am on 10/21/07
dianncy, I'm so glad! You're very welcome! [NT] - Meryl - 11:09am on

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