Foolproof All-Butter Dough for Single-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.

SERVESMakes one 9-inch single crust

TIME1½ hours, plus 2½ hours chilling and 30 minutes cooling

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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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