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Buttery Pie Pastry

Makes one 9-in. pie crust

Total Time
15 mins



 1 cup flour
 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
Step 1

Whirl together flour, powdered sugar, and salt in a food processor.

Step 2

Drop cubes of cold butter into bowl and pulse until mixture looks like large cracker crumbs and flour.

Step 3

Whirl in egg yolk and 1 to 2 tbsp. ice water, pulsing just until mixture comes together in a shaggy ball but you can still see bits of butter.

Step 4

Divide dough into disks (one for each pan you will use), then wrap in plastic wrap, and chill at least 30 minutes and up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes one 9-in. pie crust