World's Best Apple Pie (The Crust)

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceAdapted from Joy of Cooking
Prep time1 hour, 30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time2 hours

Description

As told to Clem Nilan by Hamilton Davis. Click here for the Filling Recipe!

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
white sugar
1/2 cup
whole wheat pastry flour
16 tablespoons
butter
1/3 cup
water

Instructions

To make the crust:
Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to bowl. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and a few pea-sized pieces remain. Drizzle with ice water and stir. If you can't form a ball with your hands, add 1-2 Tbs. more ice water. Divide the dough in half, press each half into a round flat disk, wrap tightly in plastic or wax paper, and refrigerate.