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Perfect Homemade All Butter Pie Crust

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Sharing my Perfect Pie Crust recipe with you today!  Homemade All Butter Pie Crust!  This pie crust is simple, flaky, buttery and perfect for your pie baking needs!

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Don’t we all need a perfect pie crust recipe?  Yes!  With baking season in full swing, you’ll want to bookmark this tried and true recipe.

Baking pies this time of year is one of my favorite things to do!  You can give them as gifts or get creative making your own original filling.  Makes baking pies this season a delicious experience!

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How To Make Pie Crust

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You’ll start with flour, sugar, salt, cold cubed butter and ice cold water.  See recipe below for exact details.  Use your paddle attachment or whisk attachment works great too.  When dough just comes together, stop the mixer.

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Transfer dough to a lightly floured counter top or parchment paper.

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Divide dough into 2 rounds to get ready to chill in refrigerator.

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Wrap each dough round in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator 2 hours before rolling.  You can freeze for 30-45 minutes as another option.

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Once dough is chilled, it’s time to roll!

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Roll dough into as round of a shape as possible.

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You have a couple options here.  You can trim edges before transferring to your pie plate as I’ve done here, or trim edges once you transfer to pie plate.

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Carefully transfer dough to your pie plate.

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Crimp edges and you’re ready to fill your pie crust!

Tips For Making The Perfect Pie Crust

  • Prepare the dough in a stand mixer
  • Make sure your butter is VERY cold
  • Beat pie crust until butter is the size of small peas with the flour mixture
  • Add ice water to mixture until dough forms
  • When you transfer dough make sure you transfer to a clean floured counter top.
  • Only knead your dough a couple times to combine.
  • Over kneading can make crust tough.
  • Divide dough in half and flatten slightly.
  • Wrap each piece of dough tightly with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate dough for 2-3 hours before using for best results.
  • Store dough wrapped in plastic wrap for up to 1 week in refrigerator or 2 months in the freezer.
The Perfect Homemade All Butter Pie Crust
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Chill Time
1 hr
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter, christmas, holiday, homemade, pie, pie crust, thanksgiving
Servings: 2 9 inch pie crusts
  • 2 3/4 cups All Purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 sticks cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  1. Add the flour, sugar and salt to a stand mixer with paddle attachment or whisk attachment. Beat on low to combine. Add cold butter, beat until most of the butter is the size of small peas with the flour mixture.

  2. With the mixer on, slowly add the ice water until dough forms and is combined.
  3. Transfer dough to a lightly floured countertop, kneading a couple times to combine. Divide dough in half, flatten slightly and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before using. When ready to use, roll out round large enough to fit your pie plate. Transfer to pie dish and crimp the edges as desired. Poke holes at the bottom of pie. Bake for 25-30 minutes until baked through and slightly golden. Remove and let cool before filling. If using a pie filling recipe that needs baked, bake according to that particular recipe.
  4. Store dough wrapped in plastic wrap for up to 1 week in the refrigerator or 2 months in the freezer.

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  1. 1

    Wow, this looks so perfect, Jenny! My crusts never come out that way 😉 I should probably take some lessons from you! xoxo happy holidays!

  2. 2

    It looks absolutely perfect! Merry Christmas!! XOXO

  3. 3

    Bookmarked!! This non-baker needs all the help I can get it! xoxo

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    marla says:

    I’m with you…all butter crust is the way to go!!

  5. 5

    That is a seriously great looking crust!

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    Donna Oliphint says:

    Thanks for the piecrust recipe. I use one from Southern Living that is similar but made in a food processor. Because the dough is a bit hard after being refrigerated, I experimented with preparing half of the dough the traditional way (refrigeration and then rolling) and rolling out the other half of the dough immediately and then refrigerating the prepared crust for at least 30 minutes before baking. I couldn’t tell any difference between the two in taste, texture, or appearance, leading me to believe that the important step is refrigeration before baking so the butter will harden again and make the little steam pockets that make for a flaky crust.

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    I think this is the prettiest pie crust I’ve ever seen!

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    Gaby says:

    This is a great recipe!

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    Janet says:

    What temperature do I bake it at?

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    Matea says:

    ‘Tis the season for pies! 🙂

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    Erin says:

    I started making this recipe in hopes of making an apple pie today, the only problem I’m having is that I don’t know what temperature I’m supposed to be baking this at. I’ve read, and re-read this page and either I’m missing something or the information isn’t available. Help!!

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    Heather Arave says:

    did i miss it somewhere but what temp do we cook the crusts at?

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    Bonnie says:

    What is the suggested baking temperature? Looks like a great recipe.

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    Gerry says:

    All of my pie dishes are 10″ …how can I adjust this recipe so that I get a larger crust?

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    Rajwinder says:

    How to keep refrigerate the upper layer (of flour) for pie that will use to cover the pie afterwards

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    Sue says:

    Made 3 batches of this recipe yesterday to get into the freezer for Thanksgiving pies. With each batch I decreased the salt significantly …. 1 tsp. Kosher salt was way too much. I ended up making the last batch with a pinch of salt and it was perfect ! This will be my go-to pie crust recipe !

  26. 26

    I am going to try this pie crust recipe this Christmas. I am sure my family will love it!! Happy Holiday, and thank you for this

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    Brooklyn says:

    I made three pies today with this crust and it turned out really good! And it was my first pie crust from scratch! thanks!

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    Amy says:

    This pie crust was fabulous…yesterday. Followed instructions to refrigerate, and now it’s hard as a rock. Can’t even roll it out. I’m so upset as I was planning on using this crust for my apple pie today. Not sure it’s going to work now.

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    Jessica says:

    I used this to make pot pie and apple pie. I got compliments that this was the best pie crust people ever ate. Thanks for the recipe!!!!!

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    Barbara Morgan says:

    Do you think crushed nuts could be incorporated into the crust before the butter is added? Thanks for a reply.

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    What oven temperature do you bake this pie shell?

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    Rebekah says:

    Doing this in the mixer is not good. Food processor with the dough blade is much better. Great crust though❤

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    Angela says:

    A total disaster. My crusts shrank into the bottom of the pan into flat discs. Totally disappointing as I was making multiple pies for Valentine’s day. i’m no beginner in the kitchen, either, so extra disappointed in myself.
    Did I over process the dough in the mixer? Followed your recipe quite closely.
    Helped my mom make pies for years using Crisco, maybe I should go back to her methods. 🙁

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    Pat says:

    People have been asking about the temp. Please reply. I too made this for a dinner I had. Totally disappointed in the shrinking of the crust.

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    Ni Rowley says:

    Please could you tell me how much a tube of butter weighs? We only have butter in 500gm and 1000gm packs. I really want to make this beautiful pie crust. Thank you.

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    Ni Rowley says:

    Weight of tube of butter please?

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    Angel Nieves says:

    What temp do you bake the pie crust 25-30 minutes?

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    lotus says:

    I dont have a stand mixer i can used my hand mixer

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