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Easy Homemade Flaky Butter Pie Crust in Pie Dish on Rustic Red Wood Background

How to Make 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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade pie crust
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6 People
Calories 230
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 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


  • In a large mixing bowl, add flour and butter.
  • Use a fork or pastry cutter to mix the butter into the flour until you have a crumbly mixture.
  • Add 1/4 cup ice cold water and mix gently with your hands until you have a ball of dough.
  • If dough is dry, add 1 teaspoon of cold water at a time and mix until you have a ball of dough.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or preferably overnight.
  • Sprinkle flour on your countertop and roll out the dough.
  • Spread the dough gently on a 9 inch pie dish.
  • Use your hands to press it evenly along the sides and bottom.
  • Cut off excess dough along the sides with a knife.
  • Crimp the edges or decorate with a fork like I did.
  • Add pie filling and bake according to your pie recipe instructions.


  • 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. 


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg