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While it might seem intimidating, mastering the flakiest, most delicious homemade pie crust is actually a snap! Don't miss these step-by-step instructions for how to make the perfect pie crust!

Perfect Pie Crust

Step-by-step instructions for how to make the flakiest, most delicious, most completely perfect homemade pie crust every single time.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Perfect Pie Crust


  • 2.5 cups flour chill for several hours before using
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 sticks very cold butter
  • 1/2 cup ice water


  1. Before beginning, make sure your ingredients are well chilled. The colder everything is, the flakier (and more delicious) your crust will be!

  2. 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.

  3. Pulse food processor for 5 or so seconds until the mixture resembles course meal.

  4. VERY SLOWLY pour in your ICE COLD water while food processor is running.

  5. 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.

  6. Separate dough into two equal parts. Flatten into discs & refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight

  7. Place crust in pie plate & fill as desired.