yields enough for one Apple Pie Covered with Leaves, or one each of the Pecan
Rum Tart and the Pumpkin Pie with a Leafy Rim. To make enough dough for
all three desserts, double the recipe. Yields 24 ounces
11-1/4 oz. (2-1/2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. table salt
8 oz. (1 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
5 to 6 Tbs. cold water
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle
attachment, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
Mix for a
few seconds to blend.
cold butter and cut it in on low speed until the pieces are no bigger than
will be floury with flecks of butter; it won't be homogenous.
Add 5 Tbs.
of the water and mix for a few seconds on low, just long enough to let the
dough pull together; if needed, add another 1 tablespoon water.
dough in half, pat each into a ball, and flatten each into a thick disk.
the dough right away, as instructed in the specific recipe.