Pie Dough Recipe

An easy and classic Pie Dough Recipe that is fail-proof with a step-by-step tutorial.  Making homemade pie dough is so much easier than you think.

The flakey and buttery pie crust can be used in all of your favorite sweet and savory pie dishes, like our Chicken Pot Pie recipe.

Pie dough dusted with flour on parchment paper.

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A homemade pie dough doesn’t have to feel intimidating or out of your reach to make. You most likely already have all of the ingredients needed to make the crust and you’ll be surprised how quickly the dough comes together.

Once baked, the pie crust becomes oh so flakey and crispy and so much flavor in every bite!

Rolled out pie dough in a pie pan next to a roller.

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This homemade pie dough recipe will make the perfect crust for your next pie!

  • In a large bowl, stir together the sifted flour, salt, and sugar.
  • Cube cold butter and add to the flour. With a floured cutter,  mix in the butter until crumbly, don’t overmix or the butter will melt, you want chunks.
  • Mix in the cold water.
  • Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and continue mixing. Divide dough into 2 disks, tightly cover the disks and refrigerate for at least an hour.

How to make homemade pie crust dough with butter and cold water.

TIPS for making the BEST butter pie crust-

The butter must be COLD. I find it easier to work with by cubing the butter and placing it in the freezer while I prep everything else.

The is best if it’s really COLD. I add water to a bowl and add ice cubed and measure it from the bowl.

When rolling out the dough, roll them out to discs that are about 12-inches in diameter.  You want to have an overhang to flute the edges.

To FREEZE the pie dough, place tightly wrapped in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

A flaky and simple pie crust disk dusted with flour next to a rolling pin.

I hope you give the pie dough recipe a try with our next pie! I think you won’t be disappointed with the results.

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5 from 4 votes

Pie Dough Recipe

Homemade pie dough recipe. Buttery and flakey pie crust that is great with savory or sweet pie fillings.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pie dough, pie dough recipe
Servings: 2 pie crusts
Calories: 1387kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner



  • In a large bowl, combine sifted flour, salt and sugar.
  • Using a pastry cutter, mix in the cold cubed butter into the flour mixture until crumbly.
  • Add in ice water and continue to mix with the pastry cutter. Don’t overmix, it should be crumbly.
  • Transfer onto working surface and shape into 2 disks. Cover the disks with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour (or overnight).
Nutrition Facts
Pie Dough Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1387 Calories from Fat 837
% Daily Value*
Fat 93g143%
Saturated Fat 58g363%
Cholesterol 243mg81%
Sodium 1180mg51%
Potassium 183mg5%
Carbohydrates 123g41%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 2824IU56%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 8 Comments
  • Beth 11/19/2019, 12:23 am Link Reply

    Having pie dough come out correctly has always been a challenge. Definitely going to try some tips!

    • Valentina's Corner 11/19/2019, 10:31 am Link Reply

      I hope you like this pie dough recipe for your pie crusts. Enjoy, Beth.

  • Kristyn 11/18/2019, 11:13 pm Link Reply

    I’ve honestly never been great at mastering pies, but you’ve made it look so easy!! Thank you! I just might try!

    • Valentina's Corner 11/19/2019, 12:18 am Link Reply

      I hope you give this easy pie dough recipe a try, it just might change your mind.

  • Natalie 11/18/2019, 9:50 pm Link Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this!! I am always looking for that perfect pie crust & this looks so easy!

    • Valentina's Corner 11/18/2019, 10:22 pm Link Reply

      Natalie, hope you enjoy this pie dough.

  • Katie 11/18/2019, 8:46 pm Link Reply

    Can never get my pie dough just right… always end up taking a trip to the grocery store last minute! NEED to try this recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 11/18/2019, 10:22 pm Link Reply

      Katie, this recipe is simple! Hope you enjoy it.

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