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Flaky, All-Butter Pie Crust

Homemade pie crust can be super intimidating if you've never made it before. We've compiled our favorite recipe alongside some of our best tips to help you make the perfect flaky, all-butter pie crust every time. With only three core ingredients, this is a simple, easy pie crust!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cooling Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Servings 2 crusts


  • 2 ½ c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c salted butter
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ – ½ cup ice water


  • Cube butter into ¼” inch cubes. Place in bowl in freezer for 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the dough until it is in small, pea size pieces.
  • Begin adding water 1 tablespoon at a time. When the dough is combined but still a bit shaggy, begin to press together into two discs. Wrap in cellophane. Place in fridge for at least an hour. Can keep for 2 days in fridge.
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