Foolproof Pie Dough for a Single-Crust Pie

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2007

We wanted a recipe that is tender, flavorful, and—most important—consistent.

SERVESFor one 9-inch Single-Crust Pie

TIME55 minutes, plus 45 minutes chilling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We wanted to make pie dough that was tender, flavorful, and consistent. Since water bonds with flour to form gluten, too much of it makes a crust tough. But rolling out dry dough is difficult. For a pie dough recipe that rolled out easily, ...

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