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Easy Butter Pie Crust

Easy Butter Pie Crust. This is the ONE and ONLY pie crust recipe you need. This crust mixes together quick and easy, rolls out perfectly, and bakes up tender and flaky. Once you try a homemade butter pie crust you will never want another kind! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Serene

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter cold
  • 2-4 tbsp ice water

Instructions

  • In a food processor add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Pulse just to mix.
  • Slice the cold butter into tablespoon size slices, add to the food processor. Pulse until combined together.
  • Add in two tablespoons of cold ice water, pulse and check consistency. Add water slowly and pulsing the food processor until the dough clumps together. (check pictures above to see what it looks like).
  • Sprinkle a small amount of flour on a clean, flat work surface. Remove the dough from the processor and place on the counter. Gently shape the dough into a circular disk
  • Using a rolling pin lightly sprinkled in flour roll out the dough into a large circle shape, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Carefully lift the pie crust and place in a glass 9 inch pie dish. Cut off the excess crust and crimp or flute the edge of the crust using your fingers.
  • Either blind bake or fill with pie filling and bake according to recipe. 

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Notes

Make Ahead Instructions: this pie crust can be made ahead of time, formed into a disk shape and wrapped in plastic. Place this in a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. You could roll the pie crust and place in a pie dish and freeze this way also, it just takes up more space in the freezer. 
NOTE: This recipe is for 1 pie crust. IF you are making a pie requiring a crust on the top also, you will need to double this recipe. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 31mg