Pastry Pie Shell Dough

Pastry Pie Shell Dough

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Lauren Conforti


This pie crust recipe is amazing! Buttery, crispy layers. And if there’s any leftover dough pieces, I snatch them right up & pop them in my mouth! Ha!


★★★★★ 1 vote



How to Make Pastry Pie Shell Dough


  1. In a large bowl, mix flour & salt.
  2. Slice butter lengthwise. Make a quarter turn to a clean face & slice lengthwise again. Cut into pieces & add to flour.
  3. Work butter quickly into flour until butter resembles little pebbles. (Alternatively, you can put half the butter into a food processor with the flour & pulse until you get a pebbly mixture, then work the other half into the flour by hand. You want some large “pebbles” in the dough enough to sizzle & cook in the oven which makes nice, crispy layers. You can only get that by hand)
  4. Add just enough ice water to get the dough to hold together.
  5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap & place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to let the butter firm back up.
  6. The dough is now ready to be rolled or shaped into whatever you want. Bake in a 350F oven until golden, about 20-30 minutes.

Printable Recipe Card

About Pastry Pie Shell Dough

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

16 Recipes That Prove Pineapple and Coconut Are a Match Made in Dessert Heaven

16 Recipes That Prove Pineapple and Coconut Are a Match Made in Dessert Heaven

Nothing like that melt-in-your-mouth flavor combo of pineapple and coconut to get your taste buds salivating! Pies, cakes, trifles, and more, you can get these magical flavors in so many delicious ways. No need to ever limit yourself (or your stomach). Scroll down to see some of our favorite dreamy pineapple and coconut dessert recipes.

10 Tips for Cooking With Kids

10 Tips for Cooking With Kids

With camps canceled, not all pools are opening (or with limited capacity), and fewer playdates than usual, keeping kids occupied can be challenging. To keep them from asking what’s to eat, get them in the kitchen. Cooking teaches math skills, lets kids learn how food gets to the table, and creates valuable memories. But… depending […]

15 Recipes for a Scaled Back Fourth of July Barbecue

15 Recipes for a Scaled Back Fourth of July Barbecue

Fourth of July may look a little different this year but it’s still our patriotic duty to enjoy delicious food. These scrumptious recipes are made with readily available ingredients and leftovers are just as good. Start with some Strawberry Salsa served with pita chips (tasty on top of chicken too). Grill Chipotle Lime Chicken and […]