Basic Pie Dough
Makes 1 (14-inch) circle
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  1. In the work bowl of a food processor, pulse together flour, sugar, and salt. Add butter, and pulse until mixture is crumbly. Add egg and 2 tablespoons water; pulse just until a dough forms.
  2. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and shape into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Recipe by Paula Deen Magazine at