This recipe makes enough dough for one double-crust pie or two single-crust pies. For more baking help, go to How to Make Apple Pie.


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Recipe Summary

Makes 2 disks


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a food processor, combine flour, salt, and sugar; pulse to combine. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, with just a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining.

  • Sprinkle with 1/4 cup ice water. Pulse until dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed with fingers (if necessary, add up to 1/4 cup more water, 1 tablespoon at a time). To help ensure a flaky crust, do not overprocess.

  • Transfer half of dough (still crumbly) onto a piece of plastic wrap. Form dough into a disk 3/4 inch thick; wrap tightly in plastic. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour (and up to 3 days). Repeat with remaining dough. Makes 2 disks.

Reviews (8)

89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5.0 stars
I’ve made this dough for a blueberry pie with crumb topping and it came out fantastic! Will be making an apple pie today. Reminds me of my Polish mother’s recipe (she used shortening instead of butter). Smazne!
Rating: 1.0 stars
This recipe is ass..if you want a paper thin crust great..cmon maaann! Add another cup of flour at minimum
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is fool proof, easy to follow and you get perfect pastry!
Rating: 5 stars
Everything works perfectly. I might not make the ice water such a wide range - 1/4 to 1/2 cup is pretty wide. I once used 1/2 cup ice water and it was pretty mushy. BUT the key thing is to do exactly as the recipe says - make the discs, they MUST sit in the fridge for at elast 1 hours (allows the magic to happen between the gluten strands. Don't over work the dough. Roll it out cold. And you will have an incredible ie crust everytime.
Rating: 5 stars
This pie crust is DEvine! Absolutely DElicious and the best pie crust recipe I've ever used. Flaky, flavorful, and a huge hit with the family this past Thanksgiving. So happy I found this recipe :)
Rating: Unrated
This is my go-to pie crust recipe. It never disappoints!
Rating: 1 stars
I have attempted this crust for 3 years with no success. When I take it out of the fridge, it is like a rock and in trying to roll it it splits every which way.Rolls nothing like you show on TV. Any suggestions??
Rating: Unrated
how much of the ingredients should you use if you only want to make one ball of dough?
Rating: Unrated
I have a question. Why add salt when you have gone to extra trouble to buy unsalted butter?
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing pie crust! It was flaky, flavorful and delicious! I doubled the recipe and used the crust for an apple pie, pecan and pumpkin. Thanksgiving was brilliant at our house this year!