Pate Brisee to Make One Double-Crust 9-Inch Pie

Pate Brisee to Make One Double-Crust 9-Inch Pie
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1 double-crust 9-inch pie

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.


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes

  • cup plus 2 teaspoons ice water


  1. 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.

  2. Shape dough into 2 disks. Wrap each in plastic, and refrigerate 1 hour to 2 days.

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