Easy Pie Crust Recipe
My Best Butter Pie Crust

A simple homemade pie crust recipe. My best easy-to-make butter pie crust. This recipe makes two 9 inch crusts. Use it the next time you make sweet potato or pumpkin pie.

Apple Pie Art Print

This simple pie crust tastes so much better than any ready made pie crust. And you won't believe how easy it is to make. Many people are afraid of making pie crust but this fear is needless. There are a few tricks to making great pie crust dough. I reveal them all in How to Make Pie Crust.

Basic Pie Crust

  • 1 stick of softened but not melted butter
  • 2 cups all purpose or bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • A small amount of ice cold orange juice

Mix the salt into the flour in a large bowl. Cut the butter into chunks and drop these into the flour.

Cut the butter into the four with a pastry blender, a fork, or best of all, your clean fingers just until it forms what looks like small peas.

Do not overwork the flour or the pie crusts will turn out tough.

Stir in orange juice a tablespoon at a time until the dough forms a ball and is damp but not wet.

If you do not add enough orange juice the dough ball will be crumbly--add a little more. If you add too much the dough ball will be sticky--sprinkle on a little more flour.

Split the dough ball in two. Wrap each one in plastic and flatten it into a disk with your hand. Place the dough in the refrigerator while you mix up your pie filling.

Take the dough out a few minutes before you are ready to roll it out. It will not roll out smoothly if it is too cold.

If it gets too warm, the buttery pie crust will not be flaky.

Roll the pie crusts out on a floured surface using a floured rolling pin.

Our Family Recipes:

My Momma's Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

My Mother-in-Law's Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

My No Weep Meringue Recipe

The Apple Crumb Pie I Learned to Make in High School

Mom's Apple Brown Betty Recipe

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