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The Perfect Homemade Pie Crust

Flakey, buttery and the base for all of you holiday pies, The Perfect Homemade Pie Crust has only four ingredients and is quick and easy to make. Made with 100% butter and in a food processor, you will never go back to buying store-bought dough again.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 108kcal


  • 2 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 Cup Butter chilled and cubed into small pieces
  • ¼ Cup Ice Water


  • Place flour, salt, and sugar into the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine.
  • Slowly add the chilled and cubed butter to the flour mixture and pulse in between each addition until it looks like course meal
  • Continue pulsing and add ice cold water at a slow stream and process until the dough comes together into a ball
  • Remove the dough from the food processor and place on a floured surface
  • Knead the dough until fully combined and reaches the perfect consistency (add flour if needed)
  • Divide the dough in half and wrap each piece with plastic wrap and refrigerate for approximately 2 hours or overnight
  • Remove the dough and let it sit out for 20 minutes to slightly soften but the dough needs to remain cold
  • Roll out pie dough on a lightly floured surface to ⅛” thick and place in pie pan of your choice
  • Bake pie dough according to the pie recipe of your choice.


(1) 9” Double Crust Pie
(2) 9” Single Crust Pies
(8) 12 3” Individual Pies


Serving: 12people | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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