Butter Pie Crust

Butter Pie Crust
Photo by Martha Holmberg


  • 8 oz. (1 cup) cold unsalted butter
  • 9 oz. (2 cups) all-purpose unbleached flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • ¼ cup sugar

Cut the butter into 1/2-inch cubes. Dump the flour, sugar, and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large bowl, if mixing the dough by hand). Mix for a second or two to blend the dry ingredients. Add the butter and then, running the mixer on low (or by ha...

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Variations on Butter Pie Crust

  • Butter Pie Crust
    • 1 cup unsalted butter
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    • 6 tablespoons water

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