This has been my go-to pie dough recipe for a long time and it never let's me down, that's why I call it My Trusty Pie Dough. I hope you find it as trusty as I do. It's easy to work with, probably because it has an additional ingredient that most recipes don't have: a small quantity of egg. Also, ease of handling requires you to keep it chilled while working with it. Any warm pie dough will tear easily, including mine. If you work with cold dough and never stretch it, you'll be successful.