Lucinda Scala Quinn's Pate Brisee

Apple-Raspberry Pie
Photo: Gentl and Hyers
Makes enough for one 9- or 10-inch double-crust pie

For the mincemeat pies, substitute eight tablespoons cold lard for eight tablespoons of the butter.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  • 1 cup cold plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • ½ cup plus 1 to 2 teaspoons ice water


  1. Pulse flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor to combine. Add butter; process until mixture resembles coarse meal, about 10 seconds. With machine running, add ice water in a slow, steady stream through feed tube until dough just comes together (no longer than 30 seconds).

  2. Turn out onto a work surface. Divide in half. Shape into disks. Wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (up to 2 days).


Pate Brisee Walnut Variation: Make recipe as directed, substituting 3/4 cup ground walnuts for 3/4 cup flour.

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