All butter pie pastry

All butter pie pastry

Yield: Pastry for one double crust (9-inch) pie

2½ cups (10 ½ ounces) all-purpose flour (I like King Arthur brand all-purpose flour for the crust

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon baking powder

1 cup (16 tablespoons, 8 ounces) cold unsalted butter

2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice

4 to 6 tablespoons ice water

Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Dice the butter into small cubes.

With a pastry blender (or your fingers), work butter into the flour mixture until it’s well distributed and resembles large peas, leaving some pieces as large as your thumbnail. Add vinegar (or lemon juice) then water, a tablespoon at a time, and stir with a fork until moist clumps form. Alternatively, if you have a food processor, place flour mixture and diced butter in the bowl of a food processor. Using on/off turns, cut butter into dry ingredients until the mixture looks like sand. Add vinegar, then water, a tablespoon at a time, and process just until a dough ball is formed. (I used the full 6 tablespoons.)

With floured hands, place the dough on a lightly floured surface, flattening into a disk. Or, divide disk in half I you are making a two-crust pie. Wrap disc(s) in plastic wrap. Chill for 1 hour before proceeding with your recipe.

Kitchen Ade note: Dough may be refrigerated for up to 3 days before using. Dough that has been chilled for an extended period will need to stand at room temperature, about 10 to 15 minutes, so that it will soften enough to roll easily. Dough may be frozen, double wrapped, for up to a month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator for use the next day.

Contributed by Teresa Difrancesco, Hardeeville, SC

Yield: 1 (9-inch) pie

1¼ cups sugar

¼ cup all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon grated orange peel

1½ cups ½-inch rhubarb pieces

1½ cups strawberries, hulled and cut in half lengthwise

1 tablespoon butter

Unbaked pastry for a double-crust 9-inch lattice pie

Heat the oven to 425 F.

Whisk together the sugar, flour and orange peel. Fold in rhubarb and strawberries. Pour fruit into a pastry-lined 9-inch pie dish. Dot with butter.

Place lattice strips of pastry over filling; seal and flute.

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until bubbly and hot. Allow to rest for at least 20 minutes on a wire rack before serving.

More in Life

Nick Varney
Unhinged Alaska: This purge won’t be a movie sequel

What’s forthcoming is a very rare occurrence and, in my case, uncommon as bifocals on a Shih Tzu puppy

Being content with what you don’t know

How’s your negative capability doing?

Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire
Local Tlingit beader Jill Kaasteen Meserve is making waves as her work becomes more widely known, both in Juneau and the Lower 48.
Old styles in new ways: Beader talks art and octopus bags

She’s been selected for both a local collection and a major Indigenous art market

A copy of “The Fragile Earth” rests on a typewriter on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Off the Shelf: Seeking transformation in the face of catastrophe

Potent words on climate change resonate across decades

Gochujang dressing spices up tofu, lettuce, veggies and sprouts. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
On the strawberry patch: Healthy life starts with healthy food

Gochujang salad dressing turns veggies and tofu into an exciting meal

Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Spring Fever

“OK, Boomer” is supposed to be the current put down by the “woke generation”

A headstone for J.E. Hill is photographhed in Anchorage, Alaska. (
Night falls on the Daylight Kid — Part 2

“Bob,” he said, “that crazy fool is shooting at us.”

Minister’s Message: Has spring sprung in your life?

Christ also offers us an eternal springtime of love, hope and life

Eggs Benedict are served with hollandaise on a bed of arugula and prosciutto. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
On the strawberry patch: Honoring motherhood, in joy and in sorrow

Many who have suffered this loss believe they must bear it in silence for the sake of propriety

Most Read