This easy pie crust recipe is a must-have for any home baker. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a flaky, buttery crust that is perfect for both sweet and savory pies. Whether you’re making a classic apple pie or a savory quiche, this recipe will be your go-to crust for all your baking needs.

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes | Serves: 1 pie crust


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup ice water


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  2. Add the cold butter cubes and use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle the ice water over the mixture and stir with a fork until the dough comes together.
  4. Shape the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to fit your pie dish, then trim and crimp the edges as desired.
  6. Use as directed in your pie recipe.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 160 || Total Fat: 10g || Saturated Fat: 6g || Cholesterol: 25mg || Sodium: 150mg || Total Carbohydrates: 15g || Fiber: 1g || Sugar: 0g || Protein: 2g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. Requires only a few simple ingredients
  2. Easy to make and can be used for both sweet and savory pies
  3. Results in a flaky and buttery crust
  4. Can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator or freezer
  5. Versatile and customizable for different pie fillings

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overworking the dough, as this can result in a tough crust
  2. Make sure the butter is cold and cubed before adding it to the flour mixture
  3. Do not skip chilling the dough, as this helps prevent shrinking and ensures a flaky crust
  4. Avoid adding too much water, as this can make the crust tough
  5. Be careful not to overbake the crust, as it can become dry and hard

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