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Raw pie dough too crumbly; can't roll it out

I made the dough yesterday, put it in the fridge all night. Now when rolling it out it's too crumbly. I probably didn't use enough water. How can I correct this now?

asked by mary smith 7 months ago
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Rose Levy Beranbaum

Rose is author of 10 books including The Baking Bible. Her blog realbakingwithrose.com has created an international baking community.

added 7 months ago

try spritzing it with a little water and gently knead it in. cover it with plastic wrap before rolling to help it come together.

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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added 7 months ago

Hi Mary, don't despair! You can lightly sprinkle the dough with water (sometimes I also just rub soft butter on the dry parts), fold the dough a few times so you're sure the dry parts are no longer dry, then wrap it up and chill for 15 minutes.

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