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Square image of unbaked pie crust in a dark blue dish with a rolling pin in the background.
Simply Perfect Homemade Pie Crust
Prep Time
20 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins
 
The most perfect homemade pie crust! Tender, flaky layers and a rich, buttery taste, made completely from scratch. No partially hydrogenated oils or artificial ingredients.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crust, Pastry, Pie, Pie Crust
Servings: 10
Calories: 257 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold
  • 1/2 cup ice water (approximately)
Instructions
  1. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add the oil, and stir until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

  3. Cut the butter into thin slices and toss in the flour mixture to coat.
  4. Dribble ice water in, a tablespoon at a time, mixing just until the mixture can hold it’s shape.  (You may need slightly more or less water.)

  5. Gather the dough into a ball, and divide into two disks. Wrap the disks tightly, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  6. Roll the dough out to ¼” thickness, and fold into thirds. Fold into thirds again, then one more time, and refrigerate for another hour, or freeze for later use.
  7. If frozen, thaw the dough in the refrigerator overnight.
  8. Unwrap the dough and roll to about two inches larger than the diameter of your pie plate.
  9. Slip the dough into the ungreased pie plate, and prick with a fork. Refrigerate while preparing the filling.
  10. Baking time will vary according to pie filling. Crust should be a deep golden color, and flaky.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes enough for one double-crust or two single-crust pies.

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Nutrition Facts
Simply Perfect Homemade Pie Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Potassium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 5.7%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 8.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.