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How to make the Best Ever Pie Crust - The only recipe you will ever need
Pie Crust Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Learn How to Make Pie Crust from my step-by-step recipe so you'll have the best-ever pies this holiday season or anytime of year!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 pie crust
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 1 ⅓ cups (7½oz/213g) all purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • 7 tablespoons (3 ½ oz/100g) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 egg yolk*
  • 2- 3 tablespoons cold water
Instructions
  1. Put flour, butter, icing sugar, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until fine crumbs form.

  2. Mix together the egg yolks and water and add to the dry ingredients.
  3. Pulse until a dough forms, around 10 seconds.
  4. Wrap the pastry in cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the gluten to relax before rolling.

  5. Roll on a floured surface to fit your tin or pie dish. A good thickness is 1/4 inch.

  6. Bake at 180C/350F depending on how you are using it, as per recipe.

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Recipe Notes

The pastry can be frozen for up to 8 weeks

if you don't eat eggs then leave the egg yolk out and add 2 tablespoons of cold water instead.