Easter Pie Dough

This dough recipe from "Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook" is used to make delicious Easter Pie.

  • Yield: Makes enough for one 9-inch lattice-topped square pie
Easter Pie Dough

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, March 2009

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (1 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, cold, cut into pieces
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening, cold, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup ice water

Directions

  1. Put flour, cheese, salt, and pepper, in the bowl of a food processor; pulse several times to combine. Add butter and shortening; process until the mixture has the consistency of coarse crumbs, about 10 seconds. With the machine running, pour ice water through the feed tube in a slow, steady stream until the dough just holds together.

  2. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide dough in half, and form each piece into a flattened square. Wrap each piece of dough in plastic, and chill at least 1 hour or overnight before using.

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