Pate Brisee for Individual Blueberry Pies a la Mode

Use this recipe to make our Individual Blueberry Pies a la Mode. The amount of water needed will vary depending on humidity.

  • Yield: Makes four 5-inch pies

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2001


  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


  1. Place flour, salt, and sugar in bowl of a food processor; process to combine. Add butter; process about 7 seconds, until mixture resembles coarse meal. With machine running, slowly add between 1/2 cup and 3/4 cup ice water through feed tube, until pastry just begins to hold together. Turn dough onto a piece of plastic wrap; pat into a square. Divide dough in half; wrap each half separately. Chill at least 1 hour before using.


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