Pie Crust Recipe

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Pie Crust Recipe – Wonderfully flaky, tender, and baked to a beautiful golden brown.

Berry Pie | www.diethood.com | Lightened-up flaky pie crust filled with a delicious variety of berries.

Isn’t that gorgeous? Golden brown and flaky, the way Pie Crust ought to be.

With all the work that you will be doing for the upcoming holidays, I thought you would probably appreciate a shortcut to a double pie crust. This is one of the quickest pie crust recipes I have ever come across. I do not know where it came from, but kudos to the person that thought of it!


This homemade pie crust yields a flaky crust with a wonderful buttery flavor, and it’s prepared with very simple ingredients:

  • flour
  • butter
  • salt
  • water


  1. Combine flour and salt in a food processor.
  2. Add butter and mix until combined.
  3. Add water and continue to process until dough comes together.
  4. Divide the dough into two balls and flatten into disks.
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour before rolling out the dough.

Very simple recipe and the fillings for your pie are endless: Berry Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Peach Blueberry Custard Pie, Apple Pie Cake, etc…


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Pie Crust Recipe

Wonderfully flaky, tender, and baked to a beautiful golden brown.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 servings


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter
  • pinch of salt
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  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together flour and salt.
  • Add butter and mix until it resembles a coarse meal.
  • With the machine running, slowly add water and process until a dough comes together.
  • Add more water if dough seems too dry.
  • Divide the dough into two equal size balls and flatten into disks.
  • Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour before rolling out.
  • Roll dough out on a floured surface and then place in pie pan.
  • Fill with your choice of pie filling.
  • Roll out the second dough disk and place it over the pie filling. 
  • Bake. 


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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  1. GramR says:

    This recipe was great! Very quick and easy. I usually refrigerate my dough for 24 hours and it rolled out perfectly. My husband loved it. It is my new go to recipe. Thank you!

    1. Katerina says:

      I’m so glad to hear that! It sounds like you’ve found the perfect method. It’s wonderful that your husband enjoyed it too. Thanks for sharing your feedback! 🙂

  2. Trish @I_am_Succeeding says:

    wow that does sound easy…I may have to try it…have you ever used whole grain flour instead of the white?

    1. Kate @ Diethood.com says:

      No, I haven’t tried that – great idea!

  3. Trish says:

    That’s so easy, I’m actually afraid of all the pies I’m going to have to make now 🙂

    1. Kate @ Diethood.com says:

      I always look for shortcuts! This really is the easiest way to do it. And nothing tastes better than homemade. 🙂

  4. Ameila's Dad says:

    You would be proof that it is truly good to be good … and what could be better than a buttery crust to wrap an imagination around! Thanks.

    1. Kate @ Diethood.com says:

      Thank you! I love this crust – in fact, everyone that has tried my pies first complimented the crust and then the rest.

  5. Matthew says:

    that’s a picture perfect pie!

    1. Kate @ Diethood.com says:

      Thanks! It tastes just as good as it looks…I promise!

  6. Sandra says:

    Oh my..that pie looks fantastic!