Pastry Pie Crust Recipes

Looking for pastry pie crust recipes? Allrecipes has more than 90 trusted pastry crust recipes complete with ratings, reviews and baking tips.

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Best Ever Pie Crust

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You can double or half the recipe without any problem. This is a simple recipe and very tasty! It will be very flaky.

Grandma's Secret Pie Crust

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The secret's out! A great basic pie crust recipe.

No Fail Pie Crust I

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I found this recipe years ago, and have not made any other since. This dough freezes very well.

French Pastry Pie Crust

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My mom found this recipe several years ago, and I still use it today.

Sweet Short Pastry

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A sweet shortbread-type pie crust. Goes well with fruit pies.

Basic 100% Whole Wheat Pie Crust

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I generally try to eat as many whole grain foods as I can and I was astonished to discover not a single basic 100% whole wheat pie crust recipe here at Allrecipes. So here's mine! I previously had trouble with whole wheat pie crusts; they tended to be hard to work with and crumbly. Then I added wheat gluten, as I do for bread, and voila! This makes enough for one 8-inch pie. If you're making a recipe that requires a top and bottom crust, double the recipe.

Hot Water Pie Crust II

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Easy, always good pie crust. Very tender. This recipe uses vinegar and cornstarch.

Vinegar and Egg Crust

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This crust was used by Elsie Hack to win the 1978 Ohio State Fair pie baking contest. (It was wrapped around an apple pie.) Because the crust is very flaky when baked, it is a bit difficult to roll and handle, but well worth the effort.

Graham Cracker Crust I

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This goes great with many pies.

Butter Flaky Pie Crust

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Butter makes this buttery flaky recipe the perfect crust for your pie!

Easy Homemade Pie Crust

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

Pie Crust IV

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My grandmother supported her family during the Depression by baking. This is her recipe for pie crust. I use this often as I am a pie baker. The trick to good pie crust is to be gentle and treat it very lightly.

Inspiration and Ideas

Never, Never Fail Pie Pastry

"I have been using this recipe as my standard pastry for years. Even my mother-in-law prefers this recipe over the one she has used for 50 years." – Kimberly

Chocolate Graham Crust

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A quick chocolate pie crust to make with chocolate graham crackers.