Flaky Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

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Gertrude Published: November 18, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Flaky Homemade Pie Crust

Why bother going to the store when you have this homemade pie crust recipe? You only need 4 ingredients to make this perfectly flaky crust.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 3cupsall purpose flour
  • 1tspsalt
  • 7tbspcold buttercubed
  • 7tbspshorteningcubed
  • cupice cold water


  1. Using a whisk, combine flour and salt in a large bowl.

  2. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter and shortening until the mixture resembles the size of peas.

  3. Add ice-cold water one tablespoon at a time to one area of the dough and mix with a fork.

  4. Move to one side of the bowl and continue adding water just until the dough is moistened but not sticky.

  5. Once mixed, quickly and gently fold over the dough a couple of times. Divide into two balls.

  6. Roll one of the balls on a lightly floured surface to create a 12-inch circle.

  7. Gently roll the dough onto a rolling pin and unroll over a 9-inch pie pan.

  8. Cut the edges so you have about a ½-inch overhang.

  9. Crimp the edges and bake according to recipe directions.

Recipe Notes


1. Use your hands to gently fold over the dough after mixing.



  • Calories: 2869.76kcal
  • Fat: 173.87g
  • Saturated Fat: 74.02g
  • Trans Fat: 15.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 58.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 29.75g
  • Carbohydrates: 286.22g
  • Fiber: 10.13g
  • Sugar: 1.07g
  • Protein: 39.58g
  • Cholesterol: 213.71mg
  • Sodium: 1679.00mg
  • Calcium: 86.76mg
  • Potassium: 425.45mg
  • Iron: 17.50mg
  • Vitamin A: 679.90µg
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