Easy Piecrust


With minimal ingredients and fuss, you can make your own crust in less time than it takes to go buy one. Prep: 10 minutes.


Makes 2 (9-inch) piecrusts or 1 double-crusted pie

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2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes


1. Combine flour and salt in a large mixing bowl, and cut in butter with a pastry blender (or pulse in a food processor) until dough resembles coarse meal. Add 3 tablespoons ice water, and stir, adding 2 to 4 more tablespoons water until dough forms a ball and leaves side of bowl.

2. Form into 2 flat, round discs (or balls), cover with plastic wrap, and chill until ready to use.

Sara Foster,


July 2010
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