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Pie Crust Tutorial

How to make perfectly flaky pie crust with real butter taste for your favorite sweet and savory pie recipes.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Additional Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: How To
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 9-inch pie crusts
Author: Barbara Bakes LLC


  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter chilled
  • cup shortening chilled (I use butter-flavored shortening)
  • 5 to 7 tablespoons ice water


  • Combine the flour and salt in a bowl.
  • Cut the butter and shortening into small cubes. Add the butter and shortening to the flour and cut it in with your hands or a pastry cutter until it resembles a very coarse meal.
  • Gradually add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing with a fork. Stop adding water and mixing when the dough comes together into a ball. 
  • Divide the dough in half, form each half into a round disc, and wrap in plastic. Chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Shape and bake the unfilled pie crust for 15–20 minutes at 450ºF.