Pate Brisee for Deepest-Dish Apple Pie

2 Deepest-Dish Apple Pies

Use this recipe for our Deepest-Dish Apple Pie.


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water


  1. Pulse flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor to combine. Add butter, and process until mixture resembles coarse meal, 8 to 10 seconds. To make by hand, whisk flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl; using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.

  2. With machine running, add ice water through the feed tube in a slow, steady stream just until dough holds together, no longer than 30 seconds. To make by hand, add water, stirring with a wooden spoon until dough comes together.

  3. Turn out dough onto a piece of plastic wrap. Shape into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, or up to 2 days.

Cook's Notes

If you're making only one pie, freeze leftover dough for up to two months.

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