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Show me how to make basic pie dough and cheddar pie dough

I adapted this recipe from Martha Stewart

I always wanted to make a good pie crust but it seemed to allude me

Then I discovered this recipe and the glory that is a food processor and my life changed forever

Well…not really, but my pie making sure did!

This is just a great go to pie crust recipe that has not failed me yet!

For this recipe we will need 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 sticks of cold butter and 1/4 cup of ice water

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Add the flour and salt to a food processor

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Pulse to combine

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Cut the butter into chunks and add into the food processor

Pulse until the mixture resembles a course meal

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Next you will need a 1/4 cup of ice water (you shouldn’t need all of it)

Add a little water at a time and pulse until mixture holds

The dough should not be wet or sticky

If you add too much water you may have to add some flour

At this point if all you want is a basic pie dough you can skip ahead to the rolling the dough into a ball

If your going for the cheddar crust simply shred a cup of sharp cheddar

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Add to the cheese to the processor and pulse until just combined

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Remove your dough and using your hands roll into as even a ball as you can

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Cut the ball in half and flatten into 2 disks

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Use right away or wrap in cling wrap and store in your refrigerator

If your storing it in the refrigerator let the dough come up to room temperature before rolling it out

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Try our Rustic Apple Crostata with the cheddar pie crust!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Basic Pie Dough and Cheddar Pie Dough

  • Servings: 2 Discs
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

2 1/2 cups of flour

1 teaspoon of salt

2 sticks of cold butter

1/4 cup of ice water

1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese (optional)

Directions

Add 2 1/2 cups of flour to a food processor.  Next add 1 teaspoon of salt, then pulse to combine.  Cut 2 cold sticks of butter into chunks and add to the processor.  Pulse until the mixture resembles a course meal

Next we will need a 1/4 cup of ice water (you shouldn’t need all of it). Add a little water at a time and pulse until mixture holds.  The dough should not be wet or sticky.  If you add too much water you may have to add some flour

At this point if all you want is a basic pie dough you can skip ahead to the rolling the dough into a ball.  If your going for the cheddar crust simply shred a cup of sharp cheddar.  Add to the processor and pulse until just combined

Remove the dough and using your hands roll into as even a ball as you can.  Cut the ball in half and flatten into 2 disks

Use right away or wrap in cling wrap and store in your refrigerator.  If your storing it in the refrigerator let the dough come up to room temperature before rolling it out

Tools used to make this recipe

Architec Gripperwood Cutting Board

Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor

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