Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Easy Pie Dough

Pie dough is an easy base for many different types of pie recipes. There's apple pie, blueberry pie, pumpkin pie, ice cream pie...I can go on and on about all of the pies out there, but let's get down to pie business. Pie dough is extremely easy to make last minute!

Sorry for the lack in images for this post! I was so excited to make pie dough for the first time that I forgot to snap any! {images coming soon!}

What you will need:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
1 tbsp. sugar 
1/4 tsp. salt 
8 tbsp. (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes 
3 tbsp. very cold water 

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal, with butter pieces no larger than small peas. Add the water and mix with a fork just until the dough pulls together. 

Transfer the dough to a work surface, pat into a ball and flatten into a disk.  Lightly flour the work surface, then flatten the disk with a rolling pin. Lift the dough and give it a quarter turn. Lightly dust the top of the dough or the rolling pin with flour as needed, then roll out into a round at least 12" in diameter and about 1/8" thick. 

This recipe makes enough dough for one 9-inch single-crust pie, or mini apple pie cookie that I will show you how to make tomorrow! They're dangerously addictive!


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