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Basic Butter Pastry

Yield pastry for one 9-inch pie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour and salt in a small bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle water evenly over surface; stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape dough into a ball; chill. Use as directed in desired recipe.

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