How To Make a Pie Crust

December 03, 2013 1

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


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield:
  • Serving Size: Make one 8" pie crust


  • 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.

Comments (1)

  1. 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

    - DEE

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