How to Make Pie Crust
Learn how to make an easy pie crust from scratch quickly with this five-ingredient recipe. Perfect to use in your favorite dessert recipes
Servings 16 servings
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 ½ cups unsalted butter chilled and cubed
- ½ cup iced water
Using the dough blade or paddle attachment, combine the flour, sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor or stand mixer. Pulse to ensure the mixture is evenly distributed.
Add in the cubed butter and pulse a few times to break up the chunks, but there will still be some pieces of butter unblended. Add in the cold water and pulse until combined; it should form a rough dough.
Transfer the mixture onto a floured work surface and press all the dough together into a pile. Using two hands press down on the top of the mixture. Fold the dough into itself until most of the butter dissolves into the flour.
Form two dough balls, and flatten each into 1-inch thick discs using your hands. Wrap each tightly in plastic, and store in the fridge for 4 hours before using in a pie recipe.
Make ahead: The wrapped dough will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Freeze: To freeze, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and foil and then place in a freezer bag to protect from freezer burn. It will keep well for up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge or at room temperature.
Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 532IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg