Spelt Pie Dough

Preparation info

  • Makes enough for


    Double-Crust Pie
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Good to the Grain

By Kim Boyce

Published 2010

  • About

There are three basic schools of thought about what makes flaky pie dough: butter, shortening, or both. For classic pie dough, I’m in the last camp. Technique also determines how flaky your crust will be. Here I use a method known as fraisage, in which you smear pea-size pieces of fat into the flour to create alternating layers of dough and fat. During baking, the fat melts, creating steam that lifts up the layers of dough, creating a very tender pastry—it’s a simple step that