How-To: Make A Pie Crust
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Serves: 1 large pie crust
What You'll Need
  • 12.5 oz flour
  • 3 tbs. granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2.5 sticks cold unsalted butter (cubed)
  • 5-6 TBS cold water
  • 1 egg white
  1. In a food processor, combine ¾ of the flour with the sugar and salt. Pulse together 2 times.
  2. Then, add the ¼ cubes of butter (be sure to evenly spread it around the bowl of the processor) and pulse together 25 times (using short pulses).
  3. Add the remaining flour and pulse together 5 times, then place the flour mixture into a large bowl. Add the cold water and knead together until a ball forms.
  4. Form a disk, cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  5. Once chilled, roll out into a large circular sheet.
  6. Place in pie dish and decorate as you wish.
  7. Before cooking, brush the crust with egg wash (just whisk the egg white)
  8. Then place a piece of parchment in the pie and fill with dried beans (this helps keep the shape of the crust while baking)
  9. Bake on 350 for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe by The Blonde Chef at