Homemade Pie Crust doesn't have to be difficult. This easy pie crust recipe is foolproof and tastes great. Yes, going to the store and buying pre-made pie crust is easy, but there is a great satisfaction that comes with making your crust from scratch!
I love making homemade pies. I honestly feel pies are my all time favorite dessert. I could eat them over birthday cake any day!
If you need a pie recipe for this crust them make sure to check out my Dutch Apple Pie, It's my all-time favorite pie recipe!
How to make Homemade Pie Crust:
Homemade pie crust is very easy to make. You need to make sure your water and butter are very cold though. Ice water and butter from the fridge are best.
Whisk your dry ingredients and then smash in your sliced cold butter.
A very simple pie crust recipe to make that will make your pie making so much easier! Enjoy!
- All-Purpose Flour
- Butter (cold)
- Ice Cold Water
Step One: Start by whisking together your dry ingredients then adding the sliced COLD butter. Make sure your butter is cold right out of the fridge.
Step Two: With a fork or your hands mash and crumble until you get a good crumbly like in the picture above.
Step Three: Then ice ICE COLD water! Using cold water is important so your crust does not get warm and sticky.
Step Four: Knead bread on a surface that has been sprinkled with flour. Roll it out and your pie crust is ready.
How to store your pie crust:
To store roll your crust into a ball and wrap with plastic wrap. You can keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To freeze this pie place your wrapped crust in a freezer bag and place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to bake a homemade pie crust:
Bake with filling: If you are filling your pie with something that needs to be baked (apple pie, cherry pie) then make your dough, fill, and bake it according to the directions of that recipe.
Blind baking: Otherwise you can bake the pie crust and fill it with a no-bake filling like chocolate pudding or no-bake peanut butter filling.
When blind baking your pie crust to use for a no-bake pie filling place parchment paper side then fill with dried beans or pie weights.
This will help your pie crust from rising. Another option would be placing several small holes in the bottom of the pie and around the edge to make sure it does not rise.
I used a fork and when around the entire bottom of the pie before baking it. Bake at 400 degrees for 14-15 minutes or until golden brown.
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