Perfect Pie Crust: A Butter-Infused Delight


Indulge in the art of pie-making with our Perfect Pie Crust recipe. This flaky, buttery delight will elevate your baking game, turning every pie into a masterpiece. Simple yet essential, this crust will be your go-to for sweet and savory creations.


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, and sugar.
  2. Add cold, cubed butter. Use a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together.
  4. Divide the dough in half, shape into disks, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

How to Prepare

  1. Roll out each dough disk on a floured surface.
  2. Gently place one in the pie dish, trim excess, and crimp edges.
  3. Add your desired filling.
  4. Cover with the second rolled-out dough, sealing the edges.

Preparation Time

  • 15 minutes (preparing ingredients)
  • 1 hour (chilling time)


Makes two 9-inch pie crusts.


  1. Can I use salted butter? No, unsalted butter ensures you can control the saltiness of your crust.
  2. Why should I chill the dough? Chilling prevents the butter from melting too quickly, resulting in a flakier crust.
  3. Can I freeze the crust for later use? Absolutely! Wrap it well and freeze for up to three months.
  4. How thin should I roll the crust? Roll it to about 1/8 inch thickness for the perfect balance.
  5. Can I use this crust for quiches? Certainly! It complements both sweet and savory fillings.


Elevate your baking skills with our Perfect Pie Crust. From its buttery layers to the flaky perfection, this recipe guarantees a delightful base for your culinary creations. Embrace the joy of homemade pies with this foolproof crust!