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A Perfect Flaky Pie Crust Recipe made with all butter in a pie plate ready to bake
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Flaky BEST Pie Crust Recipe with Step By Step Video

Easy, delicious and perfectly flaky, this all butter perfect pie crust recipe will become a favorite for all of your pies. The best pie crust recipe ever!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 87kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup very cold unsalted butter, cut in cubes 2 sticks
  • 1/2-2/3 cup very cold water


  • In a medium sized bowl, add flour, sugar and salt and whisk together to combine.
  • Next add your butter cubes to flour and using your pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until various sized crumbs appear.
  • Slowly add the cold water into the flour until a ball of dough forms. Start with 1/2 cup and add more water if you need it. Knead the dough quickly to bring it together. Don't worry if there is any flour left in the bowl.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl, cut into 3 or 4 sections and round into balls. Cover each ball tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes to rest. If you want to freeze the additional balls, this is a great time or you can roll out into pie plates and freeze.
  • Remove dough from fridge and add a bit of flour to a working surface or clean counter and place dough on it. Using a rolling pin, quickly roll dough out to about 1/4-1/3 inch thickness and place in your pie plate. Decorate according to your preference, bake and fill with fillings of your choice.



To make a FLAKY pie crust recipe, you must have super cold ingredients.  Incredible pie dough requires cold everything.


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 12mg | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.5mg