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Pie Crust

  • Category Breads
  • Difficulty Difficulty
  • Prep Time 10
  • Cook Time 10
  • Total Time 20
  • Serves 1

This pie crust is perfect for all your pie needs, whether you need just a pie shell, or to double it up for a two crust pie. This recipe is simple to make, and can be done fairly quickly.

Kim Glee



  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup, softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon, softened unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons cold water

How To8 Steps

Step 1

In medium bowl, mix together flour, butter, and salt, until crumbly, using a fork.

Step 2

Add cold water, one table spoon at a time, until pastry pulls away from bowl and sticks together. You may NOT need all of the water.

Step 3

Form your pastry into a ball, or two balls if you are doubling for a two crust pie. 

Step 4

Lightly flour a clean, dry, flat surface. Place pastry ball onto flour, and sprinkle top with flour. 

Step 5

Roll out your pastry to fit your pie pan, making sure there is a overhang on the sides. 

Step 6

Place pastry into pie pan, and form to fit. Cut the extra dough around edges, leaving just enough to roll and tuck under. 

Step 7

If baking for a one crust pie, be sure to use a fork and poke several holes in the bottom to prevent bubbles from forming. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, at 350, or until golden brown

Step 8

If doing a two crust pie, fill the pie. Roll out the top crust, place on top, and roll edges under to seal. Poke holes on top, and bake according to your recipe. 

Chef's Notes

If your butter is too soft, you can always put your pastry ball in the fridge to firm it up. 

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