Slab Pie Pate Brisee

  • Yield: Makes enough for one 15-by-10-inch pie
Slab Pie Pate Brisee

Ingredients

  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup ice water, plus more if needed

Directions

  1. Place flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor; pulse for a few seconds to combine. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about 10 seconds.

  2. With machine running, pour ice water through feed tube in a slow, steady stream, until dough just holds together when squeezed. If needed, add more ice water 1 tablespoon at a time. Do not process for more than 30 seconds.

  3. Turn out dough onto a clean work surface. Divide into two pieces, one slightly larger than the other. Form into flattened rectangles. Wrap each in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.

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