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Butter Flaky Pie Crust
June 17, 2007

I was very satisfied with this crust. I usually make the Betty Crocker pie crust with shortening. However, I had forgotten to put the shortening in the refrigerator so I looked for a butter recipe. This one is excellent. I did double the salt since I was using unsalted butter. I think it could have used even more. I did put my flour in the refrigerator. For those new at making pie crusts, it is best to use all cold ingredients. The only other change I made was time in the refrigerator. I only put mine in the refrigerator for 40 minutes. I just didn't have the time to wait for 4 hours. I was also concerned that it would be too difficult to roll out. Before I used the rolling pin, I patted down the ball with my hands and worked the dough with my hands for awhile, until it seemed to be willing to stay together. I then proceeded with rolling it. I like to roll the crust over my rolling pin when done. It makes it easy to unroll it right into your pie pan. I also always brush the crust with a beaten egg white. This seems to help keep the crust from getting soggy. I made a coconut custard pie with this crust and it did not get soggy. Good luck to all who try this recipe. I did find it quite easy to make and very flaky, which is the true test of a good crust.

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