Chef Anne Burrell shows how to make the perfect pie dough.
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Nothing makes your holiday dinner more special than a homemade pie. With a few basic ingredients and a knack for rolling dough, you are well on your way to a flaky golden crust. So, the first steps in our flaky golden crust are a cup of flour, a stick and a half of butter, cold butter in teeny tiny pea sized pieces, a little sprinkle of salt, and a pulse, pulse, pulse in the food processor till we look like Parmesan cheese. My favorite grated cheese stage.
There we go, that looks pretty cheesy to me. We have a few drops of ice water to keep our butter nice and chilly so we don't have a gritty melty dough. We will give it another pulse until we see a rough ball form. That looks pretty much like a rough ball to me. So, we turn this guy out on to our clean work surface. I am going to form this into a disk to get it on the road to where we are going to roll it out to later. Okay. I am going to saran wrap it and throw it in the fridge for at least an hour. Better if I use this tomorrow.
So, I have one that I took out of the fridge about 20 minutes ago, it's nice and sort of softened up, come to room temperature. I am going to give this a roll to about an eighth of an inch thick. I am going to line my pie dough, crimp it and then we will be ready to bake.
Alrighty! So I have got my pie dough rolled out and in my pie plate, the edges are beautifully crimped. I have docked my dough with a fork and I am going to fill this with foil and baking beans. Both of those things are to keep my pie dough beautiful shaped and the sides are nice and tall.
I am going to pop this into my preheated oven, 425 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. There we go. See you in a few minutes baby! Alright, let's pull this one out. Okay. So we are going to pull this one out. Alright, thanks beans for coming. Oh look at this, perfect! I have got cream pies, I have got fruit pies, I have got any kind of pies. Perfect for my holiday or any old time.