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How to Make a Piecrust Without Rips and Tears
Step1: On a piece of floured parchment or wax paper, roll out the dough to an even thickness, rotating the paper as you go. Occasionally
lift the dough and flour the paper underneath to ensure that the dough can roll freely. Dough too soft to roll? Place the
paper and dough on a baking sheet and refrigerate just until firm.
Step 2: Run your hands under the dough to loosen it from the paper, then position the paper (and dough) over the pie plate. Place one hand under the dough and use your other hand to pull the paper out. Gently fit the dough into the bottom and corners of the pie plate and crimp the edge before filling.
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