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Perfect Pie Crust

Perfect Pie Crust

Create the best tender, flakey and buttery pie crust recipe to add all your favorites fillings
Prep Time20 mins
Chill2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert, Pie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dessert, Pie, Pie Crust, thanksgiving
Servings: 8
Calories: 173kcal


  • Multi-Unit Measuring Cups
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Food Processor
  • Dough Blender
  • Mixing bowls
  • Rolling Pin
  • Bench Scraper With Measurements
  • Pie Pan
  • Pie Plate
  • Pastry brush
  • Paring Knife
  • Pastry Mat
  • Lattice Pastry Cutter


  • 1 ¼ cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Table salt
  • 4 Tbsp. Cold cream cheese, cubed
  • 4 Tbsp. Cold, unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Cold shortening, cubed
  • 3 Tbsp. Ice water


  • Pulse flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor to combine. Add cream cheese, butter, and shortening; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add ice water; pulse until dough forms around the blade. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, pressing dough into the shape of a disk. Refrigerate dough at least 1 hour or up to 3 days.
  • Coat a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick spray.
  • Roll dough on a lightly floured work surface into a 14-inch circle about 1/4-inch thick. Flip dough over to prevent sticking, dusting it lightly with flour as needed.
  • Fold dough into quarters, then unfold into prepared pie plate. Adjust dough to fit, pressing it lightly against the bottom and sides of the plate. Try not to stretch dough.
  • Trim overhang to 1 inch, turn under, then crimp edges. Chill shaped pie crust until it’s cold and firm, at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400° with rack in lowest position. Line chilled crust with foil, pressing foil firmly against sides of crust and gently folding foil over edge of pie plate; fill with dried beans or rice.
  • Blind-bake crust until set but not browned, 18–20 minutes. Carefully unfold foil at edges; lift out foil and dried beans. Return crust to oven; bake until pastry is pale golden, about 5 minutes. Remove crust from oven

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories173
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 11g 17%
    • Saturated Fat 6g 30%
  • Cholesterol 23mg 8%
  • Sodium 95mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
    • Protein 2g 4%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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      Written by Lisa Yarde

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