Foolproof All-Butter Dough for Double-Crust Pie

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2018, America's Test Kitchen TV

Our ultimate pie dough. It uses all butter, it’s dead easy to roll, and it bakes up tender, crisp, and shatteringly flaky.

SERVES Makes one 9-inch double crust

TIME 35 minutes, plus 2 hours chilling

Foolproof All-Butter Dough for Double-Crust Pie

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Our goal was to create a supple, moist all-butter pie dough that rolled out easily and baked up tender and flaky. We first used the food processor to coat two-thirds of the flour with butter, creating a pliable mixture that was water-resist...

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