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How to Make Flaky Butter Pie Crust

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Learn how to make easy homemade flaky butter pie crust recipe with 3 simple ingredients. Loaded with butter and flour. It can be made ahead of time and also frozen.

Easy Butter Pie Crust Spread in Pie Dish on Rustic Red Wood Background
Easy Homemade Flaky Butter Pie Crust in Pie Dish on Rustic Red Wood Background
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How to Make Pie Crust

Prep Time
10 mins
 

Learn how to make easy homemade flaky butter pie crust recipe with 3 simple ingredients. Loaded with butter and flour. It can be made ahead of time and also frozen.

Servings: 6 People
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade pie crust
Calories: 230 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Chilled, Diced
  • 1/4 cup Water Ice cold, Additional 2-3 tsp water may be needed

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add flour and butter.

  2. Use a fork or pastry cutter to mix the butter into the flour until you have a crumbly mixture.

  3. Add 1/4 cup ice cold water and mix gently with your hands until you have a ball of dough.

  4. If dough is dry, add 1 teaspoon of cold water at a time and mix until you have a ball of dough.

  5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or preferably overnight.

  6. Sprinkle flour on your countertop and roll out the dough.

  7. Spread the dough gently on a 9 inch pie dish.

  8. Use your hands to press it evenly along the sides and bottom.

  9. Cut off excess dough along the sides with a knife.

  10. Crimp the edges or decorate with a fork like I did.

  11. Add pie filling and bake according to your pie recipe instructions.

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • This recipe provides a single crust. Double all the ingredients in this recipe to make double pie crust.
  • Leftover pie dough can be stored in the fridge, wrapped in saran wrap, for up to 3 days. It can be used to make mini pies or pie crust cookies. 
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Pie Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 136mg6%
Potassium 28mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 473IU9%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Homemade Pie Crust on Rustic Red Wood Background

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