Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

Jump To Recipe
Avatar Author's default profile picture
Grace Published: July 22, 2021
Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

How To Make Flaky Pie Crust

Perfect with any filling, this flaky pie crust is made with simple and pantry-accessible ingredients for a perfectly crisp crust.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • cupsall purpose flour,spooned into measuring cup and leveled with a knife
  • ½tspsalt
  • tspbaking powder
  • 6tbspvery cold unsalted butter,sliced into ¼-inch pieces
  • 3tbspvery cold vegetable shortening,in 3 pieces
  • 4tbspvery cold water


  1. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Process for 5 seconds to blend.

  2. Add the butter and shortening. Pulse for 15 to 20 one-second pulses until you have coarse crumbs with lots of pea-sized clumps of butter and shortening within.

  3. Add the water and pulse for 7 to 10 one-second pulses until the mixture is just evenly moistened and very crumbly.

  4. Dump the crumbly dough out onto a work surface and gather it into a ball.

  5. Pat the dough into a 5-inch disc and wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes or up to 3 days to rest.

  6. Take the dough out of the refrigerator and dust your work surface lightly with flour. Place the dough on top and sprinkle a little flour over the dough. Use hands to quickly knead the dough into a soft and malleable disc.

  7. Roll the dough, turning it frequently and adding more flour as necessary so it doesn’t stick, into a 13-inch circle.

  8. Fold the dough into ¼ without creasing it and transfer it to a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan.

  9. Gently fit the dough into the pan, easing it inwards rather than stretching it outwards.

  10. Trim the edges to ½-inch beyond the lip of the pie pan, if necessary. Turn the edges under to create a rim on the crust); then press the rim against the lip of the pan, forming it into an even edge.

  11. Using the fingers, crimp the rim. Place the crust in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, and then proceed with pie recipe. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 204.14kcal
  • Fat: 13.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.71g
  • Trans Fat: 0.98g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.24g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.77g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.91g
  • Fiber: 0.63g
  • Sugar: 0.07g
  • Protein: 2.51g
  • Cholesterol: 22.90mg
  • Sodium: 107.79mg
  • Calcium: 11.70mg
  • Potassium: 27.66mg
  • Iron: 1.10mg
  • Vitamin A: 72.85µg
Continue Reading Below
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!

Continue Reading Below
Continue Reading Below

Related Recipes

Pies & Pastries

Sour Cream Pie Crust

Buttery, flaky, and easy, this pie crust recipe is very…
Total 1 hr 20 mins
Pies & Pastries

Crisco Pie Crust

Whether savory pies or sweet ones, this Crisco pie crust…
Total 40 mins
Pies & Pastries

Pie Crust Treats

These pie crust treats are the easiest and quickest to…
Total 20 mins
Pies & Pastries

Double Pie Crust

If you're looking for an easy, but tasteful pie crust,…
Total 15 mins
buttery pie crust recipe
Pies & Pastries

Buttery Pie Crust

Assembling this buttery pie crust is as easy as 1-2-3!…
Total 30 mins
coconut pie crust recipe
Pies & Pastries

Coconut Pie Crust

A healthier version of the typical pie crust, this 2-ingredient…
Total 25 mins
Continue Reading Below

Leave a comment

Replying to