Easy Pie Crust Recipe

Easy Pie Crust Recipe

This easy pie crust recipe is the perfect base for a variety of delicious pies, tarts, and quiches. With just a few key ingredients and a few simple instructions, you can make a delicious flaky pie crust that will be the talk of your next dinner party.

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What you need:

All-purpose flour

Sea salt

Unsalted butter

Ice water


Granulated sugar

Cut the butter into small pieces and refrigerate them. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor/pastry blender and pulse a few times to combine.


Add the butter to the flour and pulse the mixture until coarse crumbs form with some pea-sized pieces, then stop mixing. The mixture should remain dry and powdery.


Add 7 tablespoons of cold water and pulse just until moist clumps or small balls form. Press a piece of dough between your fingertips, and if the dough sticks together, it's good. If not, add another tablespoon or two until the.


Transfer the pie dough to a clean work surface and form it into a ball. Cut the dough in half and flatten them into 2 discs. Cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour to chill.


Remove them from the fridge and roll the bottom crust out to cover your pie plate or pie pan. Pour the pie filling inside and cover with the rolled-out top crust, pinching the tips of the bottom and top dough together to enclose the pie.

Cooking Tips

For best results when making pie crust, always cut and refrigerate the butter before adding it to the flour.


If you have prepared the pie dough the day before, give the cold dough a few minutes to rest out of the fridge before rolling it.


Don't worry if you don't have a pastry blender or food processor to make this pie dough recipe. You can easily prepare the dough in a large bowl and use your fingertips or pastry cutter to mix the butter into the flour.

If you have rolled out the dough, refrigerate it for 15 minutes until firm before using. This will help to keep the shape of your dough while baking.



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