How To Make Pie Crust - Homemade Pie Crust

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Jan. 07, 2016

Learn how to make pie crust with this easy homemade pie crust video. There's only three main components to any pie crust: fat, flour, and liquid and once you understand the science behind it you'll be making perfect pie crusts all the time.


All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
Cold unsalted butter 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (or other fat,5 1/2 tablespoons)
Water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (but possibly less)



1.Chill the flour and baking powder in a bowl by freezing it for 10-15 minutes.

2.Begin with very cold butter, talking real cold, like put it in the freezer for 10 minutes cold. Dice it with a knife into cubes about 1/3 (1 cm) across; they dont have to be exact.

3.Add the butter cubes to your dry ingredients and use your fingertips or a fork to toss them around to get each cube separated and coated in flour. Now youll begin the cutting in. The object here is to get the butter cubes broken up into smaller and smaller bits, each coated in flour.

4.Continue until the largest pieces are about half the size of a pea and the smallest ones are crumb-like.

5.Add the ice water a tablespoon at a time and mix swiftly and gently. 6.Add just enough water to allow the dough to form into a loose ball.

7.Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.

8.Roll the dough out to the desired size (12 circle for a 9 pie pan) on a floured surface with a floured rolling pin. Turn it frequently to maintain its shape and prevent sticking.

9.Gently roll it over the pin and transfer to your pie pan. Wiggle it into the corners of the pan, dont press.

10.Turn the edges up and crimp with your fingers.


11.Use when required.


This makes one 9 pie crust. Double the recipe for a two-crust pie such as a fruit pie.

Now you have a pie crust to use in whatever manner you desire! One yummy way is to make a quiche!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 1