How To Make Perfect Pie Crust


Welcome to the world of perfect pie crust! Follow these simple steps to create a flaky, buttery crust that will elevate your pies to the next level.


First, gather your ingredients: flour, salt, sugar, butter, and ice water. Make sure your butter is cold and your water is ice cold for the best results.


In a large bowl, mix together 2 ½ cups of flour, 1 tsp of salt, and 1 tsp of sugar. Cut in 1 cup of cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.


Slowly add in 6-8 tbsp of ice water, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overwork the dough.


Divide the dough in half and shape into two discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.


When ready to roll out the dough, lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin. Roll out the dough into a circle, about 12 inches in diameter.


Carefully transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie dish. Trim the edges and crimp as desired. For a single crust pie, prick the bottom of the crust with a fork and bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes.


For a double crust pie, fill the bottom crust with your desired filling, then roll out the second disc of dough and place on top. Trim and crimp the edges, then cut a few slits in the top for steam to escape.


Bake your pie according to your recipe's instructions. For a golden brown crust, brush with an egg wash before baking.


Congratulations, you now have the perfect pie crust! Use it for sweet or savory pies and impress your friends and family with your baking skills. Enjoy!