Pie Crust Recipes

Learn how to make delicious pie crusts from scratch. Our tested recipes will guide you every step of the way towards a flaky, melt-in-your-mouth, buttery dough. For something quick and easy, try one of our press-in crusts with graham cracker, gingersnap, or chocolate cookies.

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Easy Pie Crust

Rating: 3.17 stars
Prep now and enjoy wonderful pies all season. Make the crust and topping in advance and keep them in the freezer for up to three months, then defrost fully before using.

Perfect Pie Crust

The perfect pie crust is tender, light, flaky, and golden and lends itself to all of the Thanksgiving favorites.

Pie Crust for Sweet Potato Pie

Rating: Unrated
Use this pie crust to make desserts like our Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Topping.

Pate Brisee (Pie Dough)

Rating: 3.61 stars
Pate brisee is the French version of classic pie or tart pastry. Pressing the dough into a disc rather than shaping it into a ball allows it to chill faster. This will also make the dough easier to roll out, and if you freeze it, it will thaw more quickly.

Our Favorite Pie Crust

Rating: 3.33 stars
The pastry blender is a useful tool to evenly incorporate ice water into the flour-and-butter mixture. Adding just a little ice water at a time ensures that the dough attains the right texture.

Vanilla-Rhubarb Tart

A layer of robust, jammy rhubarb in this tart highlights the warm vanilla bean. The gorgeous herringbone design makes it an ideal dessert for special occasions and parties.

Graham Cracker Crust

Rating: 3.39 stars
Use this graham cracker crust recipe to make our Summer Fruit Cream Pie.

Test Kitchen's Favorite Pate Brisee

To avoid creating water pockets in your brisee (which will wreak havoc in your dough), make sure to strain the ice out of the water before drizzling it in and processing.

Cheesecake-Crust Dough

Use this recipe to make our New York-Style Cheesecake with Cookie Crust.

Pate Brisee for Plum Crumb Pie

Use this pate brisee for pie crusts with many of our favorite desserts, such as our Plum Crumb Pie.

Inspiration and Ideas

Leek-and-Goat-Cheese Tart with Rye Crust

This rustic-yet-elegant tart combines buttery leeks and scallions with creamy, bright goat cheese, and cradles them together inside a crisp and tender rye-flour crust.