- Flour 1 1/2 cups
- Salt 1/4 tsp • 1 kcal
- Butter 1/2 cup • 717 kcal
- Cold Water 1/4 cup
Having a good, versatile pie dough recipe is necessary for anyone who loves to bake. This pie dough is fantastic because it is simple, quick and works great with any type of pie. While some pie crusts may use sugar, this recipe does not, making it perfect for sweet and savory pies alike. This dough also uses real butter rather than shortening which gives it a much better mouth feel and taste. Use this recipe as a crust and a top crust for your pies!
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the flour and salt.
- Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the mixer. Blend briefly until the butter is in nice small crumbles. Do not over mix or the dough may get tough!
- Slowly add the water while the mixer is running. Blend just until a smooth dough forms
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap tightly and place in the fridge for at least one hour, longer if needed. Cold dough will be much easier to roll and handle.
roll the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/8th of an inch thick.
Place the dough in a pie pan and press into the sides. Crimp the top as desired and pre bake as needed!
-This dough is fairly soft so don't be afraid to use a good amount of flour when rolling it out.
-If you do not want to use a stand mixer for this recipe, it is very simple to mix the dough by hand. Follow the same process but use your hands and fingers to incorporate the butter and then knead in the water.