My pie crust isn't coming together like it should. What can I do to help?

I'm making a blueberry pie, and I've followed the crust instructions perfectly. It says that after adding lemon zest, cream, and egg yolk, to pulse it a few times and that it should come together. It says that as an option to add one more egg yolk if needed, which I have done, but it is still too flaky. Should I add another egg yolk or more cream? or will that ruin the crust?

Help please!

  • Posted by: elisa
  • August 6, 2011


elisa August 6, 2011
Thanks so much, adding the water really worked. It came together quite quickly. Cheers!
Peter August 6, 2011
And let us know how it turns out. :-)
Amanda H. August 6, 2011
Agree with Peter -- ice water, a little at a time.
Peter August 6, 2011
I'd add water -- just a 1/2 teaspoon at a time -- with a few pulses in-between. It should pull together within a few teaspoons at most. Good luck!
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