Flaky Homemade Pie Crust

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 double pie crust
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Pie
Cuisine American
This easy pie crust is made with only 5 ingredients and is perfect to make ahead and put in the freezer!


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons cold butter cubed
  • 7 tablespoons shortening cubed
  • 1/3 to 2/3 cup ice cold water


  • Combine flour and salt in a large bowl with a whisk.
  • Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter and shortening until the mixture resembles the size of peas.
  • Add ice cold water a tablespoon at a time to one area of the dough and mix with a fork. Move to one side of the bowl and continue adding water just until dough is moistened (you don't want it to be sticky).
  • Once mixed use your hands to quickly and gently fold over the dough a couple of times. Divide into two balls.
  • Roll one of the balls into a 12" circle on a lightly floured surface.
  • Gently roll the dough onto a rolling pin and unroll over a 9" pie pan. Cut the edges so you have about 1/2" overhang.
  • Crimp the edges and bake according to recipe directions.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 357, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 380mg, Potassium: 50mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 305IU, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 2.2mg