Blind-Baked All-Butter Pie Crust
November 19, 2021
This all-butter pie crust is works well for any kind of pie—sweet or savory. Blind-bake it in a two-stage bake with a hint of steam for even color and flaky layers.
Notes: If you prefer, you can cut the butter into the flour using a food processor. Pulse until the butter forms black bean- to pea-sized pieces in the dough. Transfer to a bowl to mix in the water.
Depending on your filling, you may want to increase or decrease the baking time in the second stage. For pies with uncooked fillings, bake until deeply browned, 25 to 30 minutes. For pies with baked fillings, bake the crust until lightly brown, 20 to 25 minutes.