The BEST Pie Crust

The Best Pie Crust Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Jessica Schwausch Lunsford

By
@JessicaSLunsford

Buttery, flaky, melt in your mouth!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
One double crust for 9 inch pie
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    flour
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 1/2 stick
    cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 c
    very cold shortening, cut into pieces
  • about
    1/2 cup ice water

How to Make The BEST Pie Crust

Step-by-Step

  1. Put flour, sugar, and salt in food processor and pulse until mixed.
  2. Drop in butter and shortening, slowly, pulsing until flour is the size of small peas.
  3. Slowly add in water, a tablespoon at a time, pulsing continuously, until dough just comes together. Don't add too much. Sometimes you only need a few tablespoons, sometimes you'll need more, just depends on the dough.
  4. Pour dough out on a floured surface and knead until it just comes together. Cut into 2 sections and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour before handling.
  5. Roll the dough out one section of dough on a floured surface (or wax paper) and press into a buttered 9 inch pie pan.
  6. After adding desired filling, roll out the other section of dough and cover the pie, sealing the edges. (Egg wash will help it brown before baking)
  7. Bake according to the directions of your filling.

Printable Recipe Card

About The BEST Pie Crust

Course/Dish: Pies, Other Breads
Hashtags: #crust, #BUTTERY




Show 2 Comments & Reviews

24 Homemade Apple Pie Recipes

24 Homemade Apple Pie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Slice into one of these 24 awesome homemade apple pie recipes and have a sweet celebration.

7 Must-make Pumpkin Pie Recipes

7 Must-Make Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Packed with pumpkin flavor, here are 7 must-make pumpkin pie recipes your family will fall in love with.

Apple Pie Bites Recipe

Apple Pie Bites

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These apple pie bites are such an easy fall dessert recipe! Basically little drops of apple pie heaven! Click here for the Apple Drops (apple pie bites) recipe!