Pie Crust Recipe

Pie! I have a sweet tooth that I absolutely love to feed and making pies has been a favorite of mine for almost fifteen years. I have not always liked making Pie Crust, as it was tricky, and I had so many failures. However, I now love to make my own Homemade from Scratch Pie Crusts. We use this recipe for recipes such as quiche, pies, chicken pot pie, pop-tarts and more.

three pie doughs resting in baggies on countertop

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Published November 25, 2015
Updated March 9, 2022
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pie crust rolled out on countertop

Many Years of Trying

Pies… Absolute deliciousness!
This year, for Thanksgiving, I decided to make pies, and a few years ago I found a recipe for Paula Dean’s Pumpkin Pecan Pie. Yes, to answer your thoughts, it WAS amazing, and I decided to make it again. When I made the pie years ago, maybe 2-4 or so, I tried my hand at homemade pie crust.
It was failure. Serious epicenes. I could not make a simple pie crust, which is all of 5 ingredients. And since that terrible moment I have used store-bought pie crusts. There is nothing wrong with store bought yumminess, for years my husband Tyler didn’t realize that when I made homemade Chicken Pot Pie the crust was not, in fact, homemade! So, to conquer that fear… and if you are a cook or a baker like me you too might be afraid of cooking certain foods… pie crust was mine. How hard can they be?
I have recently found a blog; The Chef in Training and she has a recipe for pie crusts that she says was handed down and is basically no fail. To sum up, Nikki was not lying, and her recipe is super easy to follow! I have successfully made 5 homemade pie crusts that are delish, however, I do not add the sugar because we found that pie crusts are already sweet and adding the sugar makes them too sweet.

rolled out pie crust in plate

Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

Pie Crust Ingredients

1/2 tsp salt
2 2/3 cups flour
1/2 cup ice cold water
1 cup cold butter

all ingredients for pie crust resting on countertop

Directions

1. Cut the butter into 1/4-inch cubes, then add the butter to the bowl of the Cuisinart food processor.

2. Secondly, combine flour and salt in the bowl of a Cuisinart Food Processor.

3. Turn the food processor on until the flour and butter blend and become coarse crumbles.

butter crumbled into flour in bowl of food processor

4. Add 1/4 cup ice cold water and then add a little at a time until the water is fully incorporated, and the dough does not stick to the sides of the bowl.

measuring cup pouring water into food processor bowl with butter and flour crumbles

5. Separate this dough in three parts for three crusts and then place each in a plastic bag. Then close the bag and using your hands, form the dough into a flat hockey puck, let them rest for 1-hour in the fridge.

6. Take the pie crust out of the fridge and then roll out the crust on a well-floured surface with a rolling pin. I roll it down once or twice in a direction then spin the crust in a clockwise rotation to get it into a large square or circle shape.

7. Place the rolling pin in the middle of crust and flip one side over the top to carry it onto the pie pan, this is much easier than doing it with just your hands.

8. Flute the edges or make a design with the prongs of a fork. Below is a quiche I made using this Pie Crust recipe. To make the edges, for example, I used my thumb and pointer finger to pinch the edges.

quiche made with homemade pie crust

Pie Crust Recipe

Ingredients for Pie Crust

1/2 tsp salt
2 2/3 cups flour
1/2 cup ice cold water
1 cup cold butter

Pie Crust Directions

1. Cut the butter into 1/4-inch cubes, then add the butter to the bowl of the food processor.
2. Secondly, combine flour and salt in the bowl of a Cuisinart Food Processor.
3. Turn the food processor on until the flour and butter blend and become coarse crumbles.
4. Add 1/4 cup ice cold water and then add a little at a time until the water is fully incorporated, and the dough does not stick to the sides of the bowl.
5. Separate this dough in three parts for three crusts and then place each in a plastic bag. Then close the bag and using your hands, form the dough into a flat hockey puck, let them rest for 1-hour in the fridge.
6. Take the pie crust out of the fridge and then roll out the crust on a well-floured surface with a rolling pin. I roll it down once or twice in a direction then spin the crust in a clockwise rotation to get it into a large square or circle shape.
7. Place the rolling pin in the middle of crust and flip one side over the top to carry it onto the pie pan, this is much easier than doing it with just your hands.
8. Flute the edges or make a design with the prongs of a fork. To make the edges, for example, I used my thumb and pointer finger to pinch the edges.

Today is Thanksgiving on November 25, 2015. I made a Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Pecan Pie, Pecan Pie, and an Apple Pie. I do believe I have created a pie baking monster!
Bake on good folks, bake on!
Enjoy!
~Monica

four pies made with homemade pie crust

Published by Monica's Scratch Kitchen

I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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