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  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 5 - 5 1/2 tablespoons ice water

Light and Flaky Crust

Lisa Turner | Delicious Living

Makes 1 (9-inch) pie crust. This flaky, moist crust has less fat than a typical crust, but no less flavor. For best results, make sure the butter is very cold.

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Mix in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring lightly with fork after each addition until dough is formed.
  3. Pat dough into a smooth round disk. Wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.
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