Introduction: How to Make a Pie Crust for the Holiday Season

About: Hey y'all! My name is Lydia and I want to share my passion for cooking/baking with everyone!

Hey guys! We all need easy and basic recipes in the kitchen and pie crust is always a staple in my opinion. Of course you can always go to the store and buy one but you can just as easily make one and I want to show you how. My recipe is easy and will yield two 9" pie crusts. This is a simple and quick addition to any kitchen and should prove to be very useful this holiday season. Follow the step by step guide below or watch the video tutorial to make your own simple pie crust!

Step 1: Ingredients & Tools


  • 2 ½ C All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ t Salt
  • 1 C Unsalted Butter (frozen and cut into cubes)
  • ½ C Ice Water


Step 2: Add Flour to Food Processor

In a food processor add in four and salt and pulse until combine.

Step 3: Add Butter and Mix

Add in frozen butter and mix until it resembles coarse meal.

Step 4: Add Water (Slowly)

Add in the iced water one tablespoon at a time and until mixture forms into a ball. It is a bit redundant and takes a few minutes, but if you add too much water it will shrink the pie crust too much. You just want to add enough water until it comes together into a ball and it you will have the perfect pie crust.

Step 5: Divide the Dough

Divide the dough into two pieces (this recipe makes (2) 9 inch pie crusts)

Step 6: Wrap and Flatten

Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and press gently to form a flat disk. At this point the pie crust is finished, you can place the pie crust in the freezer for later use or refrigerate for at least an hour before use.

Step 7: Form

When you're ready to use the pie crust simply roll it out and add it to a pie tin. Crimp the edges for a perfect pie crust look.

Step 8: Video Tutorial

If you prefer a video tutorial you can watch it here!