Baked Pie Shell

Published May 1, 2011. From Cook's Illustrated.

Why this recipe works:

We knew that our Fresh Strawberry Pie recipe needed a flaky, buttery crust to contain all of the fresh strawberries we were using. For a pie dough recipe that baked up tender and flaky and rolled out easily every time, we found a magic ingredient: vodka. Using vodka, which is just 60 percent… read more

We knew that our Fresh Strawberry Pie recipe needed a flaky, buttery crust to contain all of the fresh strawberries we were using. For a pie dough recipe that baked up tender and flaky and rolled out easily every time, we found a magic ingredient: vodka. Using vodka, which is just 60 percent water, gave us an easy-to-roll crust recipe with less gluten and no alcohol flavor, since the alcohol vaporizes in the oven.

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Makes one 9-inch pie shell

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