Baking Basics: Perfect Pie Crust

Baking Basics: Perfect Pie Crust

Create a buttery and flaky pie crust that will elevate your homemade pies to a whole new level of deliciousness. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a newbie in the kitchen, mastering the art of making the perfect pie crust is a game-changer.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 6-8 tablespoons ice water


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  2. Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture.
  3. Using a pastry cutter or your fingertips, work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together.
  5. Divide the dough into two equal portions, shape them into discs, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Roll out each disc into a 12-inch circle on a floured surface.
  7. Transfer one of the circles to a pie dish, add your desired pie filling, and cover with the other circle of dough. Seal the edges and cut vents in the top crust.
  8. Bake according to your pie recipe’s instructions.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Enough for one double-crust pie

Create the foundation for the most delicious pies with this foolproof pie crust recipe. Your pies will be the talk of every gathering!

Nutrition information: Calories per serving: 120; Fat: 8g; Carbohydrates: 11g; Protein: 1g

There you have it – the secrets to making a pie crust that’s the envy of all your friends and family. Whether you’re filling it with sweet, fruity goodness or savory delights, this pie crust will make every bite memorable.

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