Lemon Zest Pie Crust Recipe

Lemon Zest Pie Crust Recipe

How To Make Lemon Zest Pie Crust

The lemon incorporated in this pie crust gives it a nice refreshing pop of flavor. This crust is best used for berry-filled tarts and pies.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Rest Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • cupsall purpose flour
  • ½cupwhite sugar
  • 7tbspsalted butter,cold, cubed
  • 3tbspice water,or more as needed
  • 1tbsplemon zest
  • 1small lemon,juiced
  • ½tbsppure vanilla extract


  1. Sift flour and sugar into a large bowl. Cut in butter until it is in pea-sized pieces.

  2. Make a “well” in the flour mixture. Pour in water and lemon zest. Carefully fold into the flour mixture until lightly combined.

  3. Make another “well” and pour in lemon juice; lightly fold into the batter. Repeat with vanilla extract. Add more water if needed to bring the dough together.

  4. Form dough into 2 separate, equal-sized discs and cover in plastic wrap. Let rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before using.


  • Calories: 134.85kcal
  • Fat: 5.22g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.22g
  • Trans Fat: 0.20g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.26g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.03g
  • Fiber: 0.59g
  • Sugar: 6.42g
  • Protein: 1.90g
  • Cholesterol: 13.36mg
  • Sodium: 40.58mg
  • Calcium: 5.53mg
  • Potassium: 25.38mg
  • Iron: 0.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 42.53µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.92mg
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