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Easy and Authentic Crispy Pie Crust

Easy and Authentic Crispy Pie Crust

This crust is actually easy-to-make and only requires basic baking ingredients, but it'll still give you that flaky butteriness. It goes well with any kind of filling.

Ingredients

Bread (strong) flour
70 g
Cake flour
50 g
Butter (chop into small pieces and chill in fridge until right before using)
100 g
Cold water
80 g
*Any filling (the photo on top is a bite-sized apple pie)
as needed

Steps

1. Take the butter out of the fridge. Put into a the food processor along with the dry ingredients.
2. Blend until the butter is only slightly grainy and flaky (you could also do this by hand using a pastry scraper).
3. Add cold water and blend until the batter comes together (or use a pastry scraper).
4. Don't worry if it's still a little floury. If the batter comes together, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
5. Take it out of the fridge. Sandwich between plastic wrap or parchment paper and roll it out.
6. Fold into thirds.
7. Fold again into thirds until 2 to 3 cm in thickness. Wrap in plastic and let sit in the freezer for roughly 20 minutes.
8. Repeat Steps 6 and 7 for 2-3 times to finish the dough. Preheat the oven to 220℃.
9. Form into your preferred shapes and thickness, and add fillings if you wish. To improve the color, brush a beaten egg (not listed) on top, if you wish.
10. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes (adjust baking time to the size and thickness of the pies). Done!
11. *Here's how the layers turned out.
12. *I've made mille-feuille with this crust, too.
13. *Here's how the mille-feuille turned out from the side.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted a crispy crust for my apple pie.