All butter pie crust
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An all-around good pie crust suitable for sweet or savory pies.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 crust
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, diced and chilled
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Fill a glass with ice and water.
  2. If using a food processor, combine the flour and salt and pulse once to mix. Add the butter, and process until crumbs form and then add ice water and pulse for 15-20 seconds. Process until a dough ball forms.
  3. If mixing by hand, cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter. Work in 1 tablespoon of water at a time and then turn the dough onto a floured surface to roll.
  4. Roll until the crust is ¼ inch thick and a few inches larger than your pie plate.
  5. Press into the pie plate and crimp the edges.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to fill.
Recipe by Girl Gone Mom at