This is our go-to basic pie dough recipe. We'll use it in all different types of pies.
This dough amount makes enough for two 9-inch pie doughs. Either for two bases or for one base and one top, either cut decorative pieces or for a double-crust top. If you want to add decorative cut pieces on top of a double-crust pie, you'll need to make extra dough. We'll usually make a double recipe worth of dough for those type of pie designs and save the extra dough for future use. Excess dough can also be kneaded together and rolled out for decorative cuts too. The dough will need to rest for about 15 minutes after kneading to relax and it will not be as tender, but if it just for decorative pieces, that usually isn't noticeable.
Makes Two 9-inch Pie Doughs.