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Perfect Homemade Pie Crust
Prep Time
20 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins

The most perfect homemade pie crust recipe! Tender, flaky layers & a rich, buttery taste. Easy to make, completely from scratch.

Course: Appetizer, Brunch, Dessert, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade pie crust, how to make pie crust, Pie Crust, pie crust recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 257 kcal
  1. Place the flour and salt in a large bowl, and whisk to combine.

  2. Add the oil, stirring until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  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. Tumble the dough out of the bowl and onto a large sheet of plastic wrap.

  6. Use the plastic wrap to gather the dough into a disc shape, then wrap the dough tightly and press down on it firmly to compact it.

  7. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  8. Flour the work surface, rolling pin, and the chilled dough lightly, then divide the dough into 2 equal portions.

  9. Roll each portion out to ¼” thickness, and fold into thirds. Fold into thirds again, then one more time.

  10. Refrigerate for one more hour, or freeze for later use.

  11. If frozen, thaw the dough in the refrigerator overnight.

  12. Unwrap the dough and roll to about two inches larger than the diameter of your pie plate.
  13. Slip the dough into the ungreased pie plate, and prick the bottom with a fork. Refrigerate while preparing the filling.

  14. Baking time will vary according to pie filling (see notes above, under the heading "How Long to Bake Pie Crust). Crust should be a deep golden color, and flaky.

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Recipe Notes

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

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Nutrition Facts
Perfect Homemade Pie Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.