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Flaky Buttery Pie Crust Recipe

This Pie Crust Recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and beats the bought stuff in every way. Flaky and buttery, it makes the best pies!
4.7 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Rest Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Servings 1 Pie


  • 1 2/3 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar optional
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 2-3 Tbsp Ice Water


  • Add the flour, salt and sugar if using to a large mixing bowl.
  • Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the mixing bowl.
  • Use clean dry hands to rub the butter into the flour until it is about the size of a pea.
  • Spoon in a few tablespoons of ice water and mix the pastry with a knife.
  • Form the dough into a ball and knead for 30 seconds on a floured surface until smooth.
  • Wrap the pastry in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to rest.
  • When you are ready to roll out the pastry, remove it from the fridge and leave for 5-10 minutes to warm up before rolling out.
  • Place the pastry back in the fridge for 20-30 minutes before baking at 200 C | 400 F



Butter can be replaced with shortening or lard.
After kneading the pastry can be placed in the fridge for a week or freezer for 3 months.
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