Elevate your favorite pie or quiche recipe with this all-butter French pie dough recipe!
Time to Chill1hr
Keyword: all butter pie crust, all-butter pie dough, pie crust, pie dough
8ouncesall-purpose flour(1 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon)
3 1/2ouncesunsalted butter, cut into cubes7 tablespoons
1/3cupice-cold watermix in a few drops of lemon juice for 1/3 cup total of liquid
Add flour and salt to a food processor and pulse 2-3 times to combine.
Add butter and pulse 7-8 times, until butter is starting to be incorporated and is about the size of peas.
Slowly add lemon juice/water combination through pour spout while pulsing. You want the dough to look a little dry but it should be wet enough to hold shape between two fingers when you press it. You may not need all the water/lemon juice mixture!
Dump slightly crumbly dough onto piece of plastic/silicon wrap and pull corners of wrap around dough, pushing dough together until you can form a 6-inch disk. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours, until firm.
Remove dough from refrigerator and let it sit on the counter until it’s soft enough to roll out, but still cold.
Roll out the disc of dough on floured counter into desired shape.
Roll dough up around rolling pin loosely, and gently center it in pie plate.
Press dough firmly into corners and up the sides of pan. Trim dough around the top, with up to 1 inch of overhang. Use extra dough to patch any holes or cracks.
Chill prepared dough in fridge until ready to blind-bake or fill.
*it's quick and easy to measure out the ingredients with a kitchen scale.