Flaky Pie Dough
This recipe for flaky pie dough is courtesy of chef Paul Bergeron.
- Yield: Makes enough for 1 pumpkin pecan-praline pie
Source: The Martha Stewart Show, November Fall 2007
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 cup ice water
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 9 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 6 tablespoons cold leaf lard, cut into pieces
Mix together salt and water in a small bowl until salt has dissolved; set aside.
Add flour and sugar to the bowl of a food processor; pulse to combine. Add butter and lard; continue pulsing until butter and lard form pea-sized pieces. Add the salted water and pulse until dough just comes together. Divide dough into two equal pieces, wrap tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight before using.