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Easy Homemade Pie Crust Recipe
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Easy Homemade Pie Crust

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"This pie crust is my personal favorite and is made using a food processor, which makes cutting the butter into the flour very simple. By the way, you can make a double batch of this, and freeze the individually wrapped dough for future pie-related adventures."

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Original recipe makes 2 pie crusts Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. Combine flour, salt, and butter in a food processor. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about 10 1-second pulses.
  2. Stir water and vinegar in a small bowl.
  3. Pour half the ice water and vinegar mixture into the flour and butter mixture. Pulse to combine, about 3 (1-second) pulses. Pour in remaining ice water and vinegar mixture. Pulse until mixture just starts to come together, about 8 (1-second) pulses.
  4. Turn dough out onto a wooden surface, pat into round shape and divide in half. Form each half into a disc about 5 inches wide.
  5. Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until ready to use.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 14, 2012

This is my 1st attempt on making a pie crust from scratch.. so I followed everything exactly and was kinda nervous at first but it came out really well! Flaky and really light! Chef John never fails to impress! Oh and I had some dough left for half a crust, lolz..

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 05, 2013

The recipe should also contain some directions for cooking without a food processor.

Jun 10, 2012

Exceptional. Very easy instructions. The addition of the vinegar really makes the crust very flaky. I will recommend this recipe to all my friends. The video is very very good. Just a note, use the metal chopping blade, not the dough blade.

May 05, 2012

Very very easy, indeed. I ended up with enough for 3 crusts, but I tend to end up with more no matter the recipe--I think maybe my pie pans are small. I used this crust for the Tarte Aux Moutarde (perfect complement!) and the Tomato Pie I, both of which are on here. I did have to add a bit more water, but that is going to depend on your humidity anyway; it isn't the recipe's fault. The crust is very flaky and delicious. A good complement to savory dishes. Thanks for the recipe.

Jun 25, 2012

I have been baking for a very long time, & pie crusts always made me nervous and were hard to conquer. Until now that is! This recipe is very easy to work with- it rolls out beautifully without breaking apart. And it delicious. This will definitely be my go to recipe from here on out! I partially roll the crusts inside Saran wrap & then transfer to lightly floured surface. Easy as pie!

Oct 14, 2012

After 50 years (yes, 50) of trying without success to make a decent pie crust, I have finally found this ***wonderful, delicious*** recipe. THANK YOU Chef John. If you were here I would kiss you... on the lips. ;-) Watching the video several times before I started helped me a great deal and, as directed, I followed the recipe fanatically, using a scale to measure *exactly* 12 ounces of flour and 1 cup of butter (226 grams). I am so delighted that I no longer suffer from pie-crust paranoia and I can't wait to experiment with new fillings. This first success was a cherry pie with a lattice crust but next week I'll attempt an apple. Interestingly, many people claim that a shortening-based recipe is superior, but this recipe (and Martha Stewart's recipe that many people adore) prove that butter is a godsend to cooks and bakers everywhere.

Nov 04, 2012

Wonderful pie crust! I use it for all my crusts from quiche to apple pie. If I need a sweet crust I just add sugar to taste. I don't even refrigerate it, I just roll it on wax paper and then just flip it over on to the pan, easy! My mother used to tell me "Oh you make such wonderful fillings" now everyone wants my crust recipe too! Thanks Chef John!

Feb 08, 2013

INCREDIBLE! I can't say enough good things about this recipe. It is the flakiest pie crust I have ever made. It not only is delicious, it is so easy to work with. I watched the video first, which is an added plus. It was so easy to make the dough but the way it handled after refrigeration was outstanding. After cleaning my food processor, I wished I had made extra dough to freeze. Next time I will! Thank you Chef John for another INCREDIBLE recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 346 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 23.4 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 150 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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