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Cheddar Double Pie Crust Variation

  • yield: Makes two 9-inch crusts

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar (6 ounces)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a food processor, briefly pulse flour, salt, and sugar. Add butter and cheddar; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, with a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons ice water. Pulse until dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed (if necessary, add up to 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon at a time). Don't overmix.

  2. Step 2

    Divide into two disks. Turn dough out onto a large piece of plastic wrap. Fold plastic over dough; press to shape into a 1-inch-thick disk. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour (or up to 3 days). See Cheddar-Crusted Apple Pie for rolling and fitting instructions.

Source
Everyday Food, November 2008

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Reviews (2)

  • 23 May, 2011

    This recipe was fantastic! At first I thought it wasn't going to work because it was so crumbly but it turned out great.

  • 27 Sep, 2010

    This crust was nice for something different (shrug). Will stick to the good 'old fashioned regular crust though.