How to make pie dough without a food processor: A video.
You Can Make Pie Dough From Scratch. A Toddler Could Make Pie Dough From Scratch.
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Nov. 27 2013 4:44 PM

How to Make Pie Dough

It’s not hard. And you don’t need a food processor.

The greatest trick the prepared-food industry ever pulled was convincing the world pie dough is hard to make. It’s not. All you need are four ingredients that you probably already have, a bowl, a refrigerator, and a rolling pin.

In this video, Slate’s food and drink editor offers tips for making make delicious, buttery, homemade pie crust with crimped edges.

For more on Thanksgiving pie, check out Slate’s recipe for maple pecan pie.

L.V. Anderson is a Slate associate editor. 

Krishnan Vasudevan is a regular video contributor to Slate. Follow him on Twitter.

Chris Wade is a New York-based video and audio producer and an occasional contributor to Brow Beat.