Pie Crusts

From basic flaky to Graham cracker crusts, these top-rated pie crust recipes set a solid foundation for fantastic fillings.

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Butter Flaky Pie Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 2125
An all-butter pie crust that's flaky and perfect for a single crust pie.
By Allrecipes Member

Easy Homemade Pie Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 472
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.

Best Ever Pie Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 1058
You can double or half the recipe without any problem. This is a simple recipe and very tasty! It will be very flaky.
By Jean Haseloh

Graham Cracker Crust I

Rating: 4.5 stars 1149
Remember this recipe when you want to whip up your favorite chocolate, coconut custard or banana cream pie. Butter, graham cracker crumbs and sugar are perfectly balanced in this recipe. And the mixture presses nicely into a pie pan, and can be pre-baked or just chilled.
By Allrecipes Member

Hot Water Pie Crust II

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
Easy, always good pie crust. Very tender. This recipe uses vinegar and cornstarch.
By Ruth Uitto

Perfect Pie Crust I

Rating: 4.5 stars 81
Easy good pie crust.
By Sydney Lobaugh

Alan's Pie Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 45
I have tried several pie crust recipes, but they just did not turn out right. So I changed the quantities and added and took away some ingredients and made a delicious pie crust. This recipe has never failed me.
By Alan Oldham

French Pastry Pie Crust

Rating: 5 stars 719
My mom found this recipe several years ago, and I still use it today.

Pecan Nut Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 51
This crust is especially good as a base for Eggnog Pie with Rum, but can be used with almost any custard pie.

Flaky Food Processor Pie Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 162
This is a basic white flaky pie crust, made in the food processor. The secret to good crust is to have everything very cold and to handle it as little as possible. Use frozen or almost frozen lard, butter, and/or shortening as your fat and ice water, and then chill the dough well before rolling. Process the dough as little as possible and use only the amount of water needed to allow YOU to form it into a ball, not the machine.

Mom's Pie Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 350
The very first thing I learned how to cook! This freezes beautifully; no well-equipped home is without a ball of pie dough in the freezer! Guaranteed to roll!
By Debra Shapiro

Cheesy Quiche Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
I love this recipe, the cheese adds to the usually bland flavor of the the quiche crust to make it rich and tasty.
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Mom's Pie Crust
Rating: 4.5 stars 349

The very first thing I learned how to cook! This freezes beautifully; no well-equipped home is without a ball of pie dough in the freezer! Guaranteed to roll!