Perfect Pie Crust Recipe

It's easier to make a good pie crust than most people think. This classic american flaky pie crust is golden and delicious and the perfect base for any pie.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword flaky pie crust, pie crust
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
chill time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 24 slices - makes two 9 inch crusts
Calories 119kcal
Author Ashlee Marie


  • 2 ½ C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ C shortening
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 C ice water you may need an extra 1 Tbsp


  • Mix flour, sugar and salt.
  • Break shortening and butter into small chunks.
  • Cut into flour by chopping vigorously with pastry blender.
  • Drizzle over ice water, using spatula cut in water until mixture looks evening moistened (or continue to mix with your pastry whisks in the bosch). You may need to add more ice water. When pressed together dough should look rough, not smooth.
  • Divide dough in half and press into a round flat disk, wrap tightly in plastic. Refrigerate for at least 30 mins, or freeze. Roll out and fit to pan, fix rim, and refrigerate at least 30 mins more.
  • If baking crust: preheat the oven to 400. Place foil over pie and fill with weights (rice or beans will work). Bake for 20 mins. Lift out foil and weights, prick bottom with fork and return to oven 5-10 mins more.
  • If filling the pie and baking further: mix 1 Lrg egg yolk and a pinch of salt. Brush the inside of pie, return to oven until glaze sets, 1-2 mins more.



Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg