The Easiest Pie Dough You’ll Ever Make

Looking for a quick and easy pie dough recipe? We’ve got you covered. This is our tried-and-true recipe for perfect pie dough. It’s not the fanciest, but it’s flaky, buttery and works every time. We even captured Adrienne making it on video to prove it!



–  1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

–  4 ounces unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes

–  1/8 teaspoon salt

–  1/4 cups ice cold water



Combine flour, butter and salt in a large bowl. Using your hands or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse meal. Slowly add the cold water in thirds, stirring with a wooden spoon after each addition. Continue stirring until a soft dough has formed. If dough seems too dry, add additional cold water by the tablespoon. If dough seems to wet, add a bit more flour. Once the dough has formed, gather with your hands and mold into a circular disk. Cover and refrigerate for at least 25 min or overnight.


Remove dough from refrigerator and let rest for 5 minutes. Roll out on a floured surface and transfer to pie pan. Trim any crust overhang, then flute the edges.


Need more dough? This recipe can be doubled, to accommodate a large deep dish pan, double crust or lattice top!

How to make pie dough from PieBox on Vimeo.

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