A reliable pie crust recipe is an essential. And this particular recipe for Pate Brisee that makes one double-crust 9-inch pie, great for apple pies and other rustic fruit desserts, is a great one to have.
Pulse flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor until combined. Add butter, and process until mixture resembles coarse meal, about 10 seconds. With the machine running, add ice water in a slow, steady stream until mixture just begins to hold together.
Shape dough into 2 disks. Wrap each in plastic, and refrigerate 1 hour to 2 days.