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Cheddar Double-Pie Crust

This is the ideal pie crust for Cheddar-Crusted Apple Pie.

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  • Yield: Makes two 9-inch crusts

Source: Everyday Food, November 2008

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 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. In a food processor, briefly pulse flour, sugar, and salt. Add butter and cheddar; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal with a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup ice water. Pulse until dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed (if necessary, add up to 1/4 cup more water, 1 tablespoon at a time). Don't overmix.

  2. Turn out dough onto a floured surface and divide dough (one portion should be slightly larger than the other). Shape each portion into a disk. Wrap each disk separately in plastic and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour or up to 1 day. (Dough can be frozen up to 1 month; thaw overnight in refrigerator before using.)

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