Flakey Pie Dough


1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons sugar

10 tablespoons salted butter

3 tablespoons cold water


1. **Prepare the Dough:**

   - In a mixing bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 2 tsp sugar.

   - Cut 10 tbsp of cold butter into small cubes and add them to the flour mixture.

   - Use your fingers or a pastry cutter to blend the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.

   - Add 3 tbsp of cold water, one tablespoon at a time, and mix until the dough comes together.


2. **Shape and Chill:**

   - Form the dough into a disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow it to firm up.


3. **Roll Out the Dough:**

   - Preheat your oven to 425° F.

   - On a floured surface, roll out the chilled dough to fit your pie dish.


4. **Transfer to Pie Dish:**

   - Carefully place the rolled-out dough into your pie dish, ensuring it covers the bottom and sides evenly.

   - Place in the freezer for 1 hour.


5. **Blind Baking:**

   - Dock the bottom of the pie dough with a fork.

   - Line the pie crust with parchment paper or foil, then fill it with pie weights, dried beans or rice to prevent the crust from puffing up.

   - Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes.

   - Remove the weights and parchment/foil, then bake for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.


6. **Cool:**

   - Allow the blind-baked crust to cool completely before adding your desired pie filling.

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