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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
  • 7 tablespoons (3 ½ oz/100g) cold butter, cubed
  • 1 ⅓ cups (7½oz/213g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg yolk*
  • 2- 3 tablespoons cold water
  1. Put flour, butter, icing sugar, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until fine crumbs form. [If making this by hand, combine the butter with the dry ingredients with your fingers until you reach the consistency of coarse breadcrumbs.]

  2. Mix together the egg yolks and water and add to the dry ingredients.
  3. Pulse until a dough forms, around 10 seconds. [If making by hand, knead until the dough just comes together into a ball and there's nothing left in your bowl.]

  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.