Flaky Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

Flaky Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

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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