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Double-Crust Pie Dough

Double-Crust Pie Dough

Time: 15 minutes, plus 1 hour to chill. This dough is a dream to work with—it won't split or crack when you roll it out.

This recipe goes with Apple and Dried-Fruit Spice Pie

Sunset NOVEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Makes 2 (10-in.) piecrusts


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


1. In a food processor, whirl together flour, sugar, and salt. Add butter and pulse into pea-size pieces. Drizzle 2/3 cup very cold water over crumbs and pulse just until evenly moistened. Turn dough out onto a work surface and gather into a ball, turning dough to combine any dry crumbs.

2. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, then press into a disk about 1 in. thick. Chill dough at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.

3. Set dough on a lightly floured work surface and divide in half. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll 1 half to form a round 1/8 in. thick and at least 14 in. wide; lift and turn dough occasionally, dusting underneath with more flour.

4. Fold dough round in half, lift gently without stretching, and lay folded edge across center of a 9 1/2- to 10-in. deep-dish pie pan. Unfold and ease dough into pan. Trim edge evenly 1 in. beyond pan rim; discard scraps. Fold edge under itself so it's flush with and resting on top of rim.

5. For a lattice top: On a piece of parchment paper, roll out remaining half of dough the same way. Cut dough into strips 1/2 in. to 3/4 in. wide. Transfer strips on parchment to a large plate and chill.

Make ahead: Chill dough up to 2 days.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/12 of dough.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 254
  • Calories from fat: 55%
  • Protein: 3.4g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 9.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 25g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sodium: 243mg
  • Cholesterol: 41mg

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