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Admittedly, holiday recipes can get a little complicated sometimes—but pie dough shouldn't be one of them. This easy and versatile dough comes together in minutes thanks to a food processor. Use it to make classics like this Deep-Dish Pumpkin Custard Pie, or try something new this year like a Bird's-Nest Pudding Pie or Spiced Pear Pie with Buckwheat Crumble. 

Martha Stewart Living, November 2017


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5 mins
1 hr 5 mins
Makes enough for one 9-inch deep-dish pie


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  • Pulse flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor until combined. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal with some pea-size pieces remaining. Drizzle 4 tablespoons water evenly over mixture. Pulse until mixture holds together when pinched (dough should not be wet or sticky). If dough is too dry, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, and pulse. 

  • Form dough into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day. (Dough can be frozen up to three months. Let thaw in the refrigerator a day before using.