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How To Make a Pie Crust

Say goodbye to store-bought pie crusts and start making your own. The end result is not just a way more delicious crust, but also an increased level of self-satisfaction from making your own. There’s just something about making my own pie crust that makes me feel like a pro.

Sam the Cooking Guy

How To Make a Pie Crust Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Make one 8" pie crust

How To Make a Pie Crust Recipe


1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1 Tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

8 Tablespoons (1 stick) cold butter, cut into small cubes

4-5 Tablespoons ice water


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (with the flat beater) stir together the flour, sugar and salt.
  2. Add the butter and mix on medium-low speed until the texture resembles small peas.
  3. Slowly add just enough water and mix on low until the dough pulls together – but don’t overwork the dough or it will be tough.
  4. Remove dough from bowl, pat into a ball and flatten into a disk.
  5. Lightly flour your work surface, and dust the top of the dough.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll into a 12 - inch circle, with flour as needed to prevent sticking.
  7. Use dough as needed.
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Sam Zien

is host of the TV show Sam the Cooking Guy, author of 3 cookbooks and a frequent guest in the Today Show kitchen. He’s also and proud of his “big in taste but small in effort” cooking style — “food that anyone can make,” he likes to say.

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DEE December 4, 2013 at 12:38 am

love sam, he’s the man! easy quick delish recipes always miss him on the tube :( but shore am glad he is on my laptop….happy holidays to you and your familia and of course your puppies, :D


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