Foolproof Pie Dough

Francine Lizotte


As mentioned, this pie dough is "foolproof". It is flaky with a buttery taste, perfect for all your favorite pies!


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1 pie crust
15 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1 1/4 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 c
    iced water, plus more if needed

How to Make Foolproof Pie Dough


  1. Grate frozen butter over the bowl of a food processor. To this, add flour and sea salt.Pulse for 2 to 3 minutes or until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Transfer flour mixture to a mixing bowl (preferably stainless steel). Add 1 to 2 tsp. ice water to the mixture and using a fork, stir gently. Repeat, stirring after each addition, until the mixture holds together. To test, grab a small amount in your hand and firmly squeeze it – if it holds together, it’s ready otherwise continue adding water.
  3. Gather the dough and form a disk. Wrap disk in plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator for at least 2 to 4 hours before rolling out.
  4. When ready to roll, lightly dust work surface with flour as well as dough and rolling pin. Roll it down to about 10 ½-inch diameter so it fits in a 9-inch pie plate.
  5. Note: Place your water in the freezer until the formation of small ice crystals on the surface.
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About Foolproof Pie Dough

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Canadian

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