Put the flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl and stir to combine. Cut the butter into 1/2-inch cubes and add it to the flour mixture. Use your fingers or a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles small peas.
Combine the ice-cold water and the lemon juice. Add the ice water and use a rubber spatula to toss together. It will still be slightly crumbly or shaggy but will hold together when squeezed into a ball. If more water is needed add a tablespoon at a time.
Dump the dough onto a lightly floured surface and press the dough together, folding it over on itself until it starts to hold together. Try not to work the dough too much or it may become overdeveloped and tough.
Shape the dough into disk 1-inch thick. Wrap the disk in plastic wrap and chill for at least 45 minutes. The dough can be refrigerated for up to 2 days and frozen for up to 2 months.
For a 9-inch pie plate roll the dough until is it 1/8-inch thick and 12-inches round. Fold the dough in half and then half again so that you have a quarter. Place the dough in the pie plate do the corner of the dough is centered. Gently unfold the dough so the pie plate is completely covered, and the dough is overhanging the plate.
Trim the dough so that there is about a 1-inch overhang all the way around. Fold the dough under so that it rests on the edge of the pie plate. Crimp the dough using a fork or create your own design.
Refrigerate the prepared dough for at least 45 minutes
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Remove the pie dough from the refrigerator and use a fork to dock the bottom of the pie dough. Line the dough with a large piece of foil so that it overhangs the edges of the dough. Press the foil lightly into the dough, so there are no gaps. Fill the foil with pie weights up to the to edge of the dough.
Bake the pie dough for 35 minutes. The visible edges should be golden brown and the center will be pale. Remove the pie weights and foil, return the pie dough to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. The interior of the pie will turn golden brown.
Remove the pie crust from the oven and allow it cool to room temperature.