Step-by-step instructions for how to make the flakiest, most delicious, most completely perfect homemade pie crust every single time.
Before beginning, make sure your ingredients are well chilled. The colder everything is, the flakier (and more delicious) your crust will be!
Next, combine your dry ingredients–flour, salt,& sugar–in your food processor and blend well. Cut your very chilled butter into small chunks, then add to flour mixture.
Pulse food processor for 5 or so seconds until the mixture resembles course meal.
VERY SLOWLY pour in your ICE COLD water while food processor is running.
As SOON as the dough starts to clump up, STOP pouring in more water. This will happen fast! You do not need to use all the water--you may only end up using half, and this is okay.
Separate dough into two equal parts. Flatten into discs & refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight
Place crust in pie plate & fill as desired.