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Buttery Pie Pastry

Total time 15 mins
Yield Makes one 9-in. pie crust
  

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten

How to Make It

  1. Whirl together flour, powdered sugar, and salt in a food processor.

  2. Drop cubes of cold butter into bowl and pulse until mixture looks like large cracker crumbs and flour.

  3. Whirl in egg yolk and 1 to 2 tbsp. ice water, pulsing just until mixture comes together in a shaggy ball but you can still see bits of butter.

  4. Divide dough into disks (one for each pan you will use), then wrap in plastic wrap, and chill at least 30 minutes and up to 2 days.

Cook's Notes

Total time does not include chill time.