Homemade Pie Crust

Pie Dough


Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time:  minutes
Ready In:  minutes


Yields or Serves:   Makes One 9-Inch Pie Crust

[Total: 1   Average: 5/5]

The very first step to making a delicious pie from scratch is making homemade pie dough. I like to use butter for its rich flavor. Avoid overworking the dough for a flakey crust.

  • 1 1/4 Cups Unbleached Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 8 Tablespoons Cold Unsalted Butter (Cut Into 1/4 Inch Pieces)
  • 3 Tablespoons Very Cold Water
  1. In large-size bowl combine flour, sugar, and kosher salt. Using a pastry cutter (or 2 knives) cut butter into flour mixture until texture looks like coarse cornmeal with butter pieces no larger than small peas.
  2. Add water and mix with a fork just until dough pulls together.
  3. Transfer dough to a clean work surface. Pat into a ball and then flatten into a disk.
  4. Lightly flour work surface, flatten disk with 6 to 8 gentle taps of the rolling pin. Lift dough and give it a quarter turn. Lightly dust top of dough with flour as needed. Roll out into a 12-inch round (about 1/8 inch thick).
  5. Makes One 9-Inch Pie Crust
  6. Prep Time: 20 Minutes Total Time: 20 Minutes
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Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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