Flaky & Delicious All-Purpose Pie Crust

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You won’t believe how easy and versatile this homemade pie crust is! As someone who loves baking, I’m always searching for the perfect pie crust that’s both flaky and delicious. The quest ended when I stumbled upon this amazing all-purpose pie crust recipe that’s become my go-to for all my dessert needs.

Trust me, it’s a game-changer!

My journey with this pie crust began when I was craving something sweet, but I wanted it to be homemade. Tired of store-bought pie crusts that just didn’t live up to my expectations, I scoured my cookbooks and online recipe sites to find the perfect solution. That’s when I discovered this flaky and delightful all-purpose pie crust that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

Since discovering this pie crust, it has become my go-to base for all kinds of pies, from sweet fruit pies to savory quiches. It’s been a hit every time, and I’ve received countless compliments on how flaky and delicious it is. This pie crust truly elevates any dessert or savory dish it’s a part of.

Common Mistakes and Solutions

  1. Overworking the dough: To achieve a tender, flaky crust, be gentle when handling the dough. Overworking it can result in a tough, chewy crust.
  2. Not chilling the dough: Chilling the dough is crucial for a flaky texture. Be sure to refrigerate it for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible.
  3. Rolling the dough too thin: Roll the dough to a thickness of about ⅛ inch. Too thin, and it might break or become too crispy.


  • Can I use a food processor? Yes, you can use a food processor to cut the butter into the flour, but be careful not to over-process the dough.
  • Can I use a different type of fat? While butter is recommended for its flavor and texture, you can substitute it with shortening or lard for a slightly different result.

Why You Should Try This Recipe

This Flaky & Delicious All-Purpose Pie Crust is not only easy to make but also versatile enough to be used with a variety of fillings. Its flaky texture and rich flavor are sure to elevate any pie you create.

Say goodbye to store-bought crusts and impress your family and friends with your newfound baking skills.

Don’t wait any longer! Give this pie crust a try, and you’ll never go back to store-bought crusts again! Happy baking!

Flaky & Delicious All-Purpose Pie Crust

Course: DessertCuisine: American


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A delightfully flaky and easy-to-make all-purpose pie crust that’s perfect for any dessert.


  • 2⅔ cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt

  • 20 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, 2½ sticks, cut into ¼-inch pats

  • 6 tablespoons ice water

  • 1 teaspoon cold apple cider vinegar


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and sea salt.
  • Add the cold butter pats to the flour mixture and use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In a small bowl, mix the ice water and apple cider vinegar.
  • Gradually add the water-vinegar mixture to the flour mixture, stirring gently until the dough comes together.
  • Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a disk. Wrap each disk tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  • When ready to use, remove one disk from the refrigerator and allow it to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a 12-inch circle, about ⅛-inch thick.
  • Transfer the rolled dough to a 9-inch pie dish, gently pressing it into the bottom and up the sides of the dish.
  • For a pre-baked pie crust, preheat the oven to 375°F. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork, line the crust with parchment paper or foil, and fill it with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 15 minutes, remove the weights and parchment, and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until lightly golden.


  • This recipe makes enough dough for one double-crust pie or two single-crust pies.
  • The pie crust can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

This Flaky & Delicious All-Purpose Pie Crust is a versatile and tasty foundation for any pie, from fruit-filled delights like apple or cherry pie to creamy classics like chocolate or pumpkin pie.

With its simple and easy-to-follow instructions, this homemade crust is perfect for both novice and experienced bakers, and it’s sure to impress your family and friends with its incredible taste and texture. Give it a try today and elevate your dessert game!

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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