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Easy Pie Crust Recipe

Don't be overwhelmed by the thought of making homemade pie crust. This easy pie crust recipe is delicious and simple to make. Its has an amazing buttery taste and a flaky and delicious texture. This recipe makes enough dough for a top and a bottom for any pie.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chilling time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 150.16 kcal


  • 1 cup Salted butter
  • cups All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Ice cold water


  • Cut 2 sticks of butter into quarter-inch slices and place them the freezer for at least 10 mins.
  • Measure ½ cup of water and add 2-3 ice cubes.
  • Using either a mixer or a food processor mix together flour, salt and sugar.
  • Remove butter from freezer and add half of it to the flour mixture. Mix until butter is coated in flour. Add the remaining butter and mix until it is well blended.
  • Slowly add ½ cup of water and mix. If using a mixer the dough will start to form a ball, if using a food processor the dough will start to form large chunks.
  • Remove the dough from the mixer and place it on a lightly floured surface.
  • Form dough into 2 tight balls and flatten slightly into a disc shape. Tightly wrap 2-3 layers of plastic wrap around each disc of dough and place it in the freezer for about an hour.
  • Once the dough is chilled, remove it from the freezer. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll dough out in all directions forming a circle.
  • Fold the dough into quarters and place it in the pie plate.

Crust With A No-Bake Filling

  • Preheat your oven to 425°
  • You can either crimp the edge of the crust or fold the edges over creating a crust.
  • Line the pie crust with foil and fill it with dried beans or pie weights.
  • Bake for 15 mins. Remove the crust from the over and remove the foil and the weights.
  • Reduce the temperature to 375° and bake for an additional 5-7 mins or until slightly golden brown.

Filled Pie

  • Once the crust had been place in the pie dish, pour in the pie filling. Roll out the 2nd dough disc. You can either create a lattice design, cut out shapes or simple place the circle over the top of the filled pie.
  • Now you can create your edges. You can cut off the extra and crimp the edges using your fingers, or fold the extra dough over the top creating a crust, or you can cut off the extras and cut out shapes to put around the edges.
  • Place the pie in the refrigerator to cool while the oven is preheating. This will create a flaky crust.


*nutrition is based on 2 pie crusts with 6 servings each
**Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Calories: 150.16kcalCarbohydrates: 12.25gProtein: 1.75gFat: 10.58gSaturated Fat: 6.58gCholesterol: 27.58mgSodium: 285.75mgPotassium: 19.83mgFiber: 0.42gSugar: 0.42gVitamin A: 320.66IUCalcium: 5.41mgIron: 0.75mg
Keyword butter pie crust, easy pie crust, homemade pie crust
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