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Pate Brisee

Updated June 08, 2016

Cookbook

Perfect Pies

Published by Reader's Digest

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Serves2 shells or 1 double crust (8-, 9-, or 10-inch)

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Dietary ConsiderationEgg-free, Halal, Kosher, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) cold unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. To Make By-Hand: In a large bowl, mix The Drys together. Cut in The Fats with a pastry blender, your fingers, or 2 knives until coarse crumbs form. Stir in the liquids just until a dough forms. Chill 30 min. Shape, then freeze 15 min.

  2. To Pre-Bake: Bake at 400°F 10 to 12 min

  3. To Bake Competely: Bake at 400°F 15 to 18 min

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