Alan's Pie Pastry

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Yields:
3 single-crust pastries
Prep:
20 mins
Chill:
2 hrs
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Alan's Pie Pastry

Ingredients
3 3/4
1
tablespoon sugar
1/2
tablespoon kosher salt*
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1 3/4
cups cold unsalted butter, cut up
2/3
cup ice-cold water
2
tablespoons sour cream
1
teaspoon vinegar

Directions

  1. In a very large bowl combine flour, sugar, kosher salt and baking powder. With a pastry blender cut in butter leaving chunks the size of peas. Combine ice-cold water, sour cream and vinegar. Add liquid all at once to the flour mixture. Quickly stir to distribute; do not overmix. The dough should be slightly crumbly. Let rest in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. The finished dough should break, not stretch. Divide into three portions; shape into disks. Use at once or wrap and refrigerate up to 3 days. Or freeze up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator if frozen. Makes 3 single-crust pastries.

From the Test Kitchen

*

Alan enjoys the contract of salty crust to sweet filling. For a more neutral crust, use the lower amount of salt.

Nutrition Facts

(Alan's Pie Pastry)
    Per serving:
  • 1551 kcal cal.,
  • 111 g fat
  • (69 g sat. fat,
  • 5 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 28 g monounsatured fat),
  • 289 mg chol.,
  • 408 mg sodium,
  • 124 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 5 g sugar,
  • 17 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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