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Hi Bold Bakers!
This homemade no-roll pie crust is absolutely genius. I guarantee you’ll never pick up a store-bought pie crust after making this and seeing just how simple it is! Even if you love my Traditional Buttery Pie Crust recipe, you should try my new game changer.
My 5-Minute Pie Crust, or a “pat a pan pie crust,” actually comes from a traditional Amish recipe taught to young children. It’s perfect for kiddies who want to help out in the kitchen, and for those who love baking but rolling out a pie crust has become too much ache for the hands.
Another bonus? This pie crust can be dairy-free! You still get a lovely flakey pie crust by using vegan butter or oil. If you leave out the sugar, you can make a savory pie with it. And! You can even use gluten-free flour instead!
How can something so easy be so perfect?
What Is No-Roll Pie Crust?
No-roll pie crust is exactly what you think. It’s a delicious, flakey pie crust that you magically don’t have to roll! Instead of rolling, you push the dough into the pie pan using your hands. It’s perfect for any pie you are making that doesn’t need a top.
What You Need To Make No-Roll Pie Crust
How To Make No-Roll Pie Crust
I know I talked about how great and easy this recipe above, but can you believe you can do it all in your pie pan!? Here’s how you make no-roll pie crust (and don’t forget to get the full recipe with measurements, on the page down below):
- In a 9″ or 10″ pie pan or baking dish, add the flour, sugar, and salt. Stir together with a fork.
- Add the melted butter and water to the pan and continue stirring until the dough clumps together.
- When the dough is formed, push it into the pie pan and up the sides, using your hands. You want to try to get the dough at an even thickness throughout. (Check out the video for a step by step guide!)
- The pie crust is ready! You can blind bake it or freeze it for future use. Try my pie recipes!
Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making No-Roll Pie Crust
- I have over 30 Pies on this site! Use this pie crust for any of my pie recipes.
- If you omit the sugar, this pie crust can be used for savory dishes like chicken pot pie, quiches, or an Irish potato pie.
- If you want a richer pie crust, use milk instead of water.
- You can freeze the pie crust. When you are ready to use, take it out of the freezer, fill the crust with your fillings, and bake as the recipe instructs.
- Try my Apple Pie Filling!
- This pie crust can be made gluten-free — substitute, 1:1, gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour.
How Do I Store Unused No-Roll Pie Crust?
This no-roll pie crust can be kept frozen for up to 2 months.
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Full (and printable) recipe below!
IMPORTANT NOTE: This recipe has been improved and updated on 11/23/20. It now includes melted butter rather than oil. This makes it flakey and buttery.Any previous issues has been solved. I hope you give it a try.
Watch The Recipe Video!
5-Minute Pie Crust (No-Roll Pie Crust Recipe)
- 2 cups (10oz/284g) all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons (3oz/85g) butter, melted
- 2-3 tablespoons cold water
IMPORTANT NOTE: This recipe has been changed and updated 11/23/20. It now includes melted butter rather than oil. This makes it flakey and buttery. Any previous issues have been resolved.
- Get a 9" or 10" pie pan or dish.
- Into the pie pan add the flour, sugar, and salt and stir together with a fork.
- Add the melted butter and water to the dry ingredients and continue stirring until the dough clumps together.
- When the dough forms push it into the pie pan using your hands. Try and get the dough an even thickness. If your dough is dry add a spalsh more water.
- Now your pie crust is ready to be used! You can blind bake it, freeze it, or use it in any of my pie recipes.