Pie – regardless of what kind – is one of those desserts that just seem to warm the heart. Whether you like apple, pumpkin, blueberry, marionberry, pecan, praline, lemon or even chocolate haupia, you’ll always need a nice, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth kind of crust to hold it all together. The secret to a great crust is butter, ice-cold water, and a food processor.
This recipe is made for a single pie crust for a standard 9-in pie pan, but if you are planning to make any kind of lattice or decoration, simply double the recipe.
Yield: Single Pie Crust
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, chilled
- 1/4 cup ice water
- Food Processor
- 9-in Pie Pan
- Cut the butter into 1-in cubes and place in a small bowl. Refrigerate the butter for at least 15 minutes.
- In a food processor, add flour, and salt. Pulse a few times to combine.
- Add in the butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add in water, a tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.