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Home Made Pie Crust

Easy Homemade Pie Crust

Easy Pie Crust made with Flour ,Butter , salt, Sugar and Ice Water
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy, Homemade, Pie Crust
Prep Time 10 minutes
1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 2 Crusts


  • Food Processor
  • Rolling Pin


  • 2.5 cups All-Purpose Flour Plus more for rolling
  • 1 cup Unsalted Very Cold Butter Cut in Cubes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 8-10 tbsp Ice Water


  • Mix flour, sugar, and salt: Put flour, sugar, and salt into the bowl of a food processor and pulse 2-3 times to mix
  • Add butter, half at a time, pulsing several times after each addition: Add about half of the butter to the food processor and pulse several times. Then add the rest of the butter and pulse 6 to 8 times
  • Slowly add ice water and pulse until dough barely holds together, don,t add too much water
  • Empty dough onto flat surface - gather into a mound and divide into 2 mounds
  • Use your hands and knead each mound just enough to form each one into a disk. Do not over-knead! . You should just knead enough so that the dough holds together without cracks
  • Sprinkle each disc with a little flour, wrap each one in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least one hour
  • Remove the disc from refrigerator and let sit for 5-10 minutes
  • Roll out with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface to a 11inch circle; about ⅛ of an inch thick. If sticky ,sprinkle with a little more flour
  • Fit into 10 inch pie pan or cut down to a 9 inch
  • Crimp edges around pie pan
  • Prick holes in crust bottom and sides with fork to keep from bubbling.
  • Bake empty pie crust in glass pie pan at 450° for 10-15 minutes or if filled - according to pie recipe