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How to Make Homemade Pie Crust

Find out the tricks and techniques for making a perfect pie crust from scratch. It's easier than you think!

Who doesn’t love a good homemade pie? Whether you like apple, pumpkin, or even a shepherd's pie, there is no doubt that pies are the most delicious dessert on the planet.

Every family has a favorite pie recipe. But how many families have a favorite pie crust recipe?

Making homemade pie crust is not only easier than you think, it's also more cost-effective. You can whip up a pie in less than 10 minutes by following these simple steps. Pie crust may seem intimidating at first glance, but it's really not that difficult to whip up in your kitchen.

We are discussing how to make a pie dough from scratch as well as some tips on technique. Read on for now about making perfect pies every time!

Follow this simple recipe for an easy homemade pie crust that tastes great! You'll be able to make all sorts of pies with this versatile dough.

How to Make Homemade Pie Crust (makes 2 crusts)


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, chilled and diced

  • 1/2 cup ice water


In a large bowl mix together your flour and salt.

Add your diced butter to the bowl. Using your fingers or a pastry blender, mix the butter in until the dough starts to resemble small crumbles.

Using an electric mixer with a hook on a slow speed setting, add your ice water 1 tablespoon at a time.

Once you’ve added all of your ice water, cut your dough ball in half.

Remove 1 of the 2 halves from your bowl, and transfer to a lightly floured flat surface such as a clean counter or cutting board.

Using a rolling pin, flatten your dough into a flat round surface on a floured work surface to about 1/4-inch thickness for ultimate flakiness.

Use your pie crusts according to your intended pie's directions.

This recipe can be easily doubled or cut in half for your desired recipe.

The key to that flaky pie crust you have come to know and love? Cold butter. As your favorite pie bakes, the gentle melting will cause layers of deliciousness in every bite!

How to Make Your Pie Crust Ahead of Time & Freezing Instructions

Prepare the pie dough as instructed, but do not roll it out.

To make sure your pie dough has the best chance of tasting delicious, it's important that you follow these instructions.

Once ready for use, simply wrap each disc with plastic wrap then freeze it for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight before using your pie crust.


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