Use this recipe when making our Coconut Custard Pie.

Everyday Food, November 2008


Recipe Summary

40 mins
40 mins
One 9-inch crust


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a food processor, briefly pulse flour, salt, and sugar. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, with a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons ice water. Pulse until dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed (if necessary, add up to 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon at a time). Dont overmix.

  • Turn dough out onto a large piece of plastic wrap. Fold plastic over dough; press to shape into a 1-inch-thick disk. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour (or up to 3 days).

  • On a floured piece of parchment paper, roll dough to a 14-inch round with a floured rolling pin. Wrap dough around rolling pin, discarding paper; unroll over a 9-inch pie plate (opposite). Gently fit into bottom and up sides of plate (do not stretch dough).

  • Using kitchen shears, trim dough to a 1-inch overhang. Fold under itself to form a rim, and press to seal. Using thumb and forefinger, crimp rim of crust. Refrigerate until ready to use, up to 1 day.

Cook's Notes

To freeze: Wrap in plastic and foil; freeze up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator.


Reviews (7)

184 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 73
  • 2 star values: 34
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
easy to make and tastes great
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Easy to make, I used as a base for my piecaken and it held up well!
Rating: 4 stars
I made it. It was great, easy to make, easy to work with. I don't have a food processor so I used my hand mixer. It works. Thanks for this simple and good recipe. I made my banana cream pie and it was DELICIOUS!
Rating: Unrated
The first time I tried this, I didn't add enough water and the dough cracked when I formed it in a disc. I made this again today and ended up using 4 Tbls water. Came together perfectly! Taste so much better than pre-made. I'm never buying store-bought again!
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What if you don't have a food processor? The last time I made this I tried mashing the butter into the flower and my pie crust tasted like a moist cracker. Additionally, Martha, you give no baking time or heat requirements. WTH?
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I see chucklyn likes this recipe and says it is easy. At first I thought it might be a Pate Sucree, but after checking it is not as sweet, which suits me perfectly. I am not a baker, never learned the simplest of stuff, so I really need an easy pie crust. Maybe next year I will try this....... gettting fat just dreaming of a pie.
Rating: Unrated
Too easy!!! It is the easiest pie crust I have ever made and delicious too!! You can't go wrong!!!!