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How To Make Homemade Pie Crust

Homemade pie crust that bakes to flaky, buttery perfection. So easy to make, and the only pie crust recipe you’ll ever need.

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The most important thing for a good pie crust is cold butter. Using cold butter is what gives a good pie crust its flake. This is also why it’s important to use cold water at the end to bring the dough together. Using water that isn’t cold will begin to make the butter soften, which will affect the flakiness.

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Pie Crust

Homemade pie crust that bakes to flaky, buttery perfection. So easy to make, and the only pie crust recipe you'll ever need.
Prep Time10 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Bread, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pie crust recipe
Servings: 1 crust

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add flour, salt, and (optional) sugar to the bowl of a food processor.
  • Add butter.
  • Pulse until dry crumbs form.
  • Add cold water 1 tbsp at a time, pulsing several times after adding, until crumbs become wet. Do not over-process or allow a dough ball to begin to form.
  • Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface. Form dough into a disc.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Step-By-Step Photos

Add flour, salt, and (optional) sugar to the bowl of a food processor. Add the butter.

Flour and butter in a food processor

Pulse until dry crumbs form.

Dry crumbs in food processor

Add cold water 1 tbsp at a time, pulsing several times after adding, until crumbs become wet. Do not over-process or allow a dough ball to begin to form.

Wet crumbs for pie dough in a food processor

Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface.

Pie crust wet crumbs on a cutting board

Form dough into a disc. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Pie crust formed into a disc
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How To Make Homemade Pie Crust

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