Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

Simple, all-butter recipe for making your own pie crust. Plus pictures that show you how to do each step, a video, and a part on how to blind bake pie crust.

Ingredients for a double pie crust – 325 g all purpose flour – 30 g granulated sugar – ¾ tsp fine sea salt – Zest of 1 lemon optional, ideal for fruit pie – 226 g butter cold and unsalted (2 sticks) – 5 tablespoons cold water – 1 tsp pure vanilla extract optional




Get the butter out of the fridge and put some water and ice cubes in a bowl before you start. This is your cold water. Mix the flour, sugar,  

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STEP  1 .

and salt together in a large bowl using a whisk. If you want to, zest the lemon and add it to the bowl. Then, whisk the ingredients together. 

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The butter should be cut into thin slices and added to the flour. The flour should cover the butter, so you can mix it briefly with a spoon or your fingers.  

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Press down and lift the pastry knife over and over to cut the butter into the flour until the butter is in pats about the size of kidney beans. 

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Pour the water over the whole thing and add the vanilla to an area where there is water. To mix it, use a rubber spatula. Now use your hands to form a shaggy ball out of the dough 

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Grab it, fold it over itself, and press down over and over until the dough is smooth. Put it in the fridge for two hours or up to two days after you wrap it in plastic wrap.  

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For baking times and instructions, see "how to bake a pie crust" above. 

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See Also

Apple Cider Caramel Recipe