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Best Buttery Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 332
A fun and easy recipe tutorial for a delicious buttery flaky homemade pie crust you can make yourself or with the kids. Only a few simple ingredients are needed to make this quick pie crust recipe that comes out perfect every time.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter (unsalted, cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 8 tbsp ice water


  • Place flour, sugar, and salt into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse for about 5 seconds to mix well. Add butter, 1/3 at a time, to the flour mixture and pulse several times after each addition. Continue to pulse until the remaining pieces of butter are about the size of peas. Sprinkle in the ice water and pulse until the dough is just starting to hold together.
  • Empty the pie dough mixture onto a floured surface. Keep a few tablespoons of flour easily accessible for when you need more for your hands or working surface. Separate the mixture equally into two different piles. Knead each pile into a disk similar to the shape of a large cookie, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for one hour.
  • After refrigerating, take the dough and roll out into a circle that is about one foot in diameter and that is about 1/8th of an inch thick. Carefully place onto a 9-inch pie pan and press the dough down so that it lines the bottom and sides of the pie plate. Trim the excess dough, add the filling to the pie, and roll out the second disk to place over the top of the pie plate and filling.
  • Fold the edge of the top piece over the bottom and crimp the edges of the pie plate with a fork and score the top with four 2-inch long cuts or with a circular opening about 1 inch wide.
Calories: 332kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg