How to Make Perfect Pie Crust (With Cooking Video)

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Learn how I make perfect pie crust – from the recipe to my rolling technique.

Making your own pie crust doesn’t have to be a daunting task. My pie crust dough is made in a food processor and turns out perfect every time!

Whether I’m making a Steak Pot Pie or a German Apple Pie, if it calls for a traditional crust, this is the pie crust I make every single time.

Watch the video below to see me make my Pie Crust recipe and learn my tricks to roll and shape the crust.

Once you have learned how I do it and you make the crust with this recipe, you’ll never want to buy a pre-made crust from the store again.

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Freezing Pie Crust Dough

To freeze pie crust dough for later, wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap. Then wrap it again in either aluminum foil or freezer paper. Frozen dough will stay good for up to 6 months.

Learn how to make the perfect pie crust at home, from the recipe to the rolling technique. With video tutorial!

How to Make Perfect Pie Crust

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Making this dough in a food processor is quick, simple, and turns out every time I make it.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Sweets, Treats & Desserts
Cuisine American
Calories 56 kcal


  • 2 1/4 c all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 c very cold butter, cut into small pieces, 2 sticks
  • 7-9 teaspoon ice cold water


  • Combine the flour and salt in a food processor.
  • Add in the cold butter.
  • Pulse the food processor until the butter is broken up and the mixture is crumbly.
  • Turn on the food processor and drizzle in the water. Add just enough water to make a crumbly dough. If you add enough water for the dough to come together into a ball, you will have dough that is way too wet and will be tough.
  • Separate the dough and form into two disks. Wrap them in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30-60 minutes before using.



For a pie that calls for a baked pie crust, use one dough disk.
  1. Roll it out and form the crust in the pie plate.
  2. Poke the crust all over with a fork.
  3. Chill while you preheat your oven to 475 degrees.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  5. Cool and use as needed.


Serving: 1cCalories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 122mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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