Besh Basic Pie Dough
Recipe courtesy of Chef John Besh
Makes 9" pie
Blend all the dry ingredients together. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture looks like corn meal. Add 4 tablespoons cold water as needed, mixing until the dough comes together in one ball. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes before using.
Liberally coat a pie pan with softened butter, then dust with flour. On a floured work surface, roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Gently fit the dough into the pan, making sure there are no air pockets.
Preheat oven to 400˚F
Place dough in pie pan and line with aluminum foil. Fill with pie weights, beans or raw rice (holds dough in place while baking).
Bake on a baking sheet until dough seems set - about 12 minutes.
Remove and let cool.