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Simply Delicious Pie Crust

If you're looking for a really simple and really delicious pie crust recipe, look no further! This four ingredient recipe is sure to please everyone.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pie crust, handmade pie crust, holiday pie, homemade pie crust, pie crust
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 Pie
Author Elizabeth


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Shortening or Lard
  • 1/4 Cup Cold Water
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt


  1. Combine all 4 ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Mix on medium, with a hand mixture, until pie dough has the consistency of cookie dough.

  3. Cover and chill in your refrigerator for 1 hour.

  4. Once chilled, dough is ready to be rolled for a pie. Place dough in the center of about 1 tbsp of flour and roll evenly until thin enough to place in a pie pan. Cook as directed for the pie you are making. 

Recipe Notes

*Dough will yield one pie crust. In order to make a pie top, double the recipe. Cook pie crust as directed by whatever pie recipe you will be using. Each pie will have different directions. 

*For additional pie crust recommendations, please refer to my Hints and Tips for the Perfect Pie Crust post. The tips will make pretty much any pie crust a crowd pleaser!