Flaky Butter Pie Crust

If you find homemade flaky Butter Pie Crust to be intimidating then this is the recipe for you! With only 4 simple ingredients you’ll become a pastry master creating beautiful and delicious homemade pies in no time!
Imagine yourself at Thanksgiving. You know the kind you see in the movies and not the real life version. You’ve eaten yourself silly tasting every single dish on the table, had time to digest it for a few hours, and now it’s time for pie.

No matter what flavor you choose from Apple Crumb Pie to Chocolate Pie or even Key Lime Pie, the one thing that will make or break that pie, is the crust. Is it tough or flaky? It’s it too thick, too thin or just right?

Some people think the pie crust is the hardest part to get right in a homemade pie. I fully disagree. This Butter Pie Crust recipe is easy, flaky just as any crust should be, and oh so tasty!

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, chilled and diced
1/4 cup ice water + 2 teaspoons

In a large bowl, combine flour and salt.
Using a pasty blender or forks, cut in cold butter until mixture resembles pea sized crumbs.
Stir in 1/4 cup water, a tablespoon at a time (4 Tablespoons total), until mixture forms a ball. May be slightly sticky. If dough is dry, add 1 teaspoon of cold water and a second teaspoon if needed.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
On a floured surface, roll dough out to fit a 9 inch pie plate.
Place crust in pie plate. Press the dough evenly into the bottom and sides of the pie plate.
Cook it according to the fillings directions.
This recipe is for a SINGLE crust. Double this recipe for a double pie crust.

If you have leftover crust, make Pie Crust Cookies!