How to Make Perfect Pie Crust

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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!

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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.

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Yield: Dough for 2 standard pie crusts, or one double crust pie

How to Make Perfect Pie Crust

How to Make Perfect Pie Crust

Making this dough in a food processor is quick and simple, and turns out every time I make it.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour and salt in a food processor.
  2. Add in the cold butter.
  3. Pulse the food processor until the butter is broken up and the mixture is crumbly.
  4. 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.
  5. Separate the dough and form into two disks. Wrap them in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30-60 minutes before using.

Notes

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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and estimated by a service called Nutritionix. That is a web-based nutritional calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. If the nutritional information is vital to you please verify it using your favorite trusted source.

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