- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. coarse salt
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 c. (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut in pieces
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water
Place the flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor, and pulse for a few seconds to combine. Add the cubed, cold butter, and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal, about 10 seconds. With the machine running, add the ice water in a slow, steady stream, through the feed tube, just until the dough holds together. As soon as dough starts to fall from the sides, stop processing. Do not process for more than 20 seconds.
Turn the dough out onto a clean surface. Divide into two halves and place on a piece of plastic wrap. Flatten, and shape into two discs. Wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using or freeze for up to 3 months making sure dough is well wrapped.Makes two 9-inch single-crust pies or one 9-inch double-crust pie.