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Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

Updated: 8 hours ago

SSHHHH!!! We are going to let you in on our secret. What secret do you ask? Our amazing, flaky pie crust, of course. Grab this amazing recipe for your pie crusts. Never settle for hard, dry, thick crusts for your pie. Instead, go for the fantastic flaky, buttery pie crust.

Not only will you get this great recipe that is sure to impress your friends and family, but catch our how-to video below. In our video, our professional trained pastry chef, Chef Chris Phillips, will show you how to make two different types of pie crusts. Each process is a little bit different, but with the help our Chef Phillips, you too, will be a pro at pie crust in no time.

Now please note that this recipe will make four pie crusts. If you only need one pie crust, then you will divide this recipe by four. If you are making a pie crust that requires a bottom crust and a top crust such as apple pie, then divide the recipe by two. Not sure you want to do the math to reduce this recipe? You can always freeze your pie dough and use it later, or grab our recipe conversion calculator here. This calculator quickly converts all your recipes to your desired yield. This is great for baking business that is not able to purchase recipe software. It is also great for a home-baking business or start-up.

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Pie Dough

Recipe Yield: 4 shells

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Max Hold Time: 30 days; frozen


  • 1lb unsalted butter, chilled

  • 1lb 5 oz pastry or all-purpose flour

  • 4 fl oz buttermilk or water

  • 0.4 oz salt

  • 0.5 oz granulated sugar


  1. Cut butter into medium dice about 3/8 inch

  2. Sift the flour onto a work surface or into a large bowl

  3. Add salt to flour and mix. If making a savory pie crust, then add additional spices such as garlic and onion powder. (These are great for chicken pot pie. Grab the recipe here)

  4. Cut butter into the flour mixture until desired consistency (mealy or flaky) See video for more details.

  5. Combine buttermilk (water) and sugar in a bowl and whisk.

  6. Gradually add the buttermilk mixture to your flour mixture.

  7. Do not add too much liquid.

  8. Mix gently until the dough holds together.

  9. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour.

  10. Roll out dough to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured board.

  11. Line a 9" pie pan with your crust and flute the dough

Now you are ready for the holidays. You will definitely impress with your pie this year. Make sure to watch our video to see our how-to on making your great pie crust. If you want to know more secrets to making delicious pie crust, then check out our Top 5 Secrets To Flaky Pie Crust. If you loved our yummy pie crust recipe, you will love our easy Peanut Butter Energy Bites here.

Get this easy pie crust recipe. Includes a great tutorial to make your pie crust.

If you love pie crust but cannot seem to find the time to make it, then we have you covered. We know how busy life can be. This is especially true when it is time for the holidays. We always think we have more time than we actually do. Here at Perfectly Pastry, we will do the baking so you do have more time with your family. Go to our shop for our flaky pie crusts here and while you are there check out our adorable mini pies here.

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