How to Make a Pie Crust

homemade pie crust
Course pie
Cuisine dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Author midgetmomma


  • 2 1/2 all-purpose flour plus extra for rolling out
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 16 tablespoons butter cold and cut in cubes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 ice water


  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar and salt. With the pastry cutter work the butter and flour mixture together until it looks like small pebbles. Add the water little by little and mix with your hands until the dough comes together. Divide the dough into two equal balls and press flat onto plastic wrap. Chill the dough for at lease an hour. Lightly flour your working surface and roll out your dough, turn it a few inches after a few rolls to achieve a round shape. If it starts to stick add a little extra flour. It should be a little larger than your pie plate. Roll the dough around your rolling pin to easily place the dough into the pan. Using a pairing knife or kitchen shears to trim the dough to a one inch over hang. Fold the dough under and seal to for a edge. Using your finger tips and knuckles crimp the edges.