Basic Pie Crust |
4 Line the dough in the pie plate. The easiest way to do this is to peel off one layer of plastic wrap, then quickly turn over the dough and place it in the pie plate. Peel off the remaining piece of plastic wrap. Alternatively, for those who like to live less dangerously, fold the dough into quarters before moving it into the plate, then unfolding it once you have it in place.
5 Center the crust on the plate and press it firmly into place on the bottom and sides. Tuck the excess dough at the rim of the plate under itself, at which point you can then decorate the edges any which way you please. (Press a fork lightly all around, or flute the edges using your fingers). Again, freeze the dough for 10 min, or refrigerate for 30 minutes before proceeding.
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