Better Late Than Never

Ok, so I'm a bit late with this, but it's a totally worth it recipe so I recommend making something just to try this week's recipe... the pie crust. Every November my mom throws this Apple Pie Party and the point of the party is to make your own apple pie over the duration of a few hours. We first used this recipe for these parties, and to this day, it's the best pi crust I've ever made. it does require a food processor, but if you don't have one, it's probably worth buying one. This is the crust I used to make the cherry pie I posted a few weeks ago. Note that this recipe is for a filled and covered pie. If you only need a bottom shell you will be able to make two shells. I hope you enjoy this!

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1/2 cup ice water

To make the crust, mix flour, salt and sugar in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Scatter butter pieces over flour mixture and toss lightly with your hands to coat the butter. Blend together with short pulses until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal, with pea-sized butter bits. Drizzle in the water a tablespoon at a time, pulsing continually, until the dough comes together. Be careful not to over mix. Divide dough in half, form into disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill at least 30 minutes or up to 2 days.

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