Why was my pie crust crumbly? I used a recipe provided by James Beard in the manual to my Cuisinart (vintage 1982).
I did everything as directed . . . .frozen butter, ice water, did not overprocess . . . . and the dough itself, when I rolled it out after chilling, was a dream to handle. I tented the outer edge with foil after about 20 minutes, so it was not too dark. But it would not yield when I tried to remove each slice, breaking into three or four large pieces instead. It tasted great, but it looked so, so sad. What did I do wrong? This has never happened to me before. Thank you. ;o)