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  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled
  • 4-6 tablespoons ice water


  1. Sift together the flour and salt; sift again.
  2. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add ice water a tablespoon at a time, stirring the dough around the bowl with a fork.
  4. As soon as it is moist enough to gather into a ball, wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  5. The dough is then ready to be used for rolling out for your recipe.
Recipe Type: Dessert


In a large bowl sift together the flour and salt twice.

Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Add the water 1 tbsp at time, stirring the dough witha  fork.  You want a dough that stick together but is not too moist.  Depending on the time of year and the humidity in the air you may use more or less than the 3 tbsp.

Gather the dough into a bowl and wrap in wax paper.  You need to refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes before using.

This dough can be rolled into two 9″ pie shells.

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