Easy Homemade Pie Crust


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

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 pie crusts


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup unsalted butter - chilled, cut into tablespoon-size pieces

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 7 tablespoons ice water

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar


  1. Combine flour, butter, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about 10 (1-second) pulses.

    Overhead shot of flour and butter in a food processor for pie dough

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  2. Stir ice water and vinegar in a small bowl.

  3. Pour 1/2 of the ice water mixture into flour mixture; pulse to combine, about 3 (1-second) pulses. Pour in remaining ice water mixture; pulse until mixture starts to come together, about 8 (1-second) pulses.

    Overhead shot of water added to flour and butter for pie dough

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  4. Turn dough out onto a wooden surface, pat it into a circle, and divide it in half. Form each half into a disc, about 5-inches wide.

    Overhead shot of two pie crusts being formed on a cutting board

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  5. Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until ready to use.

    Overhead shot of two pie crusts on a cutting board being formed and wrapped in plastic

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  6. Use in a pie.

    Closeup of a side of a pie with flower designs in the crust


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

346 Calories
23g Fat
30g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 346
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 50mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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