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I made this for my chicken pot pie tonight and it was perfect! I used to get a bit nervous when trying to make a pie crust, but this was so simple. It rolled out perfectly and came out nice and flaky. The only thing that i did differently was to put an egg wash over it before baking. This gave it a beautiful golden colour. I will be using this recipe from now on. Thank you so much for posting!
I went to the California CUlinary Academy and graduated the Baking and Pastry program, and not even my teachers made this good of a crust! Just like you said, foolproof and flaky, melt in your mouth good, and I don't normally like to just eat crust, but there was NOTHIN left on my plate when I made KeyWee's zucchini pie (a dead ringer for apple, I swear!). Thanks so much!
Oh why, oh why didn't I find this recipe when it was posted in 2007?! No longer shall I be daunted by the idea of making a pie! This crust is easy, flaky and tasty as promised. Thank you, thank you, Battle in Seattle!
Excellent crust. I left out the salt and used salted butter (all I had at the time)
I've made this three times now and it's the BEST! I used to be the queen of tough, non-flaky crusts, but now I rule the perfect pie crust kingdom! This crust is SO easy to work with, flaky, and extremely delicious. I've made fruit, pumpkin and even turkey pot pie using this crust and it's simply... perfect! Thank you for posting this!
I found this recipe in the Sept/Oct '05 issue of Cook's Illustrated. I have NEVER been successful with pie crust and this turned out perfectly. So glad it's here on Food.com, now I don't have to worry about losing the magazine!
This was terrific. The nutritional information seems to have double the actual amount of calories. I don't know why.
This pie crust is STUPENDOUS. I have spent years experimenting and trying tons of butter crusts. This is it. Great texture, great flavor, and fantastically easy to work with. This is probably the only recipe I make where I follow the directions and ingredients list precisely. Thanks SO much for this recipe, I wish I could give it 10 stars!!!