Perfect Pie Crust


Perfect Pie Crust
(Makes 1 pie crust)
Adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed, cold
5 tbsp ice water

Directions:

1. Mix flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl.

2. Add butter and use your hands to squish it all up so that the butter and flour mix is well incorporated. Should look a bit like peas in flour...if you have a food processor, I bow to you, it makes this much easier! :)

3. Add the ice water and shape into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap for about an hour.

4. Roll out the dough and blind bake it at 425 for 15 minutes** (optional). I find that blind baking lessens the sogginess of the bottom of the pie crust.

5. Use with your favourite recipe, sweet or savoury!

**To blind bake, you roll out your dough and place it in your pie pan. Use a fork to poke holes all through the bottom of the crust so it doesn't poof up. Place foil on top and fill the pan with dried peas to weigh it down. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes.

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