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Foolproof Flaky Pie Crust

The flakiest all-butter pie crust recipe!
This cranberry blueberry pie is the perfect combination of sweet and tart, with plenty of cozy spices and a buttery flaky pie crust. It's perfect for the holidays!
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4.75 from 16 votes


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour (300 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar , optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (226 grams), cold and cut into cubes
  • ¼-½ cup ice cold water (60-125 ml), as needed (see Notes)


  • Combine the flour, sugar (if using), and salt in a bowl. Add the cubed butter and toss to coat.
  • Dump the mixture out onto a clean surface and use a rolling pin to roll the butter into thin sheets, combining it with the flour. Use a bench scraper to scrape the rolling pin and to bring the mixture back into a pile as necessary. Continue until all of the butter is incorporated into the flour. Mixture will be very flaky.
  • Return mixture to the bowl and place in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill the butter.
  • Remove from freezer and add ¼ cup of the ice cold water. Use a spoon and then your hands to stir the mixture until it comes together into a ball. If mixture is too dry, add additional water a tablespoon at a time. I usually end up needing somewhere between ⅓ and ½ cup but it varies each time.
  • Divide the dough in two and flatten into disks. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour and up to 5 days. Dough can also be frozen (double-wrapped) for up to 2 months.
  • Makes enough dough for one double crust 9-inch pie. Recipe can be cut in half for a single crust pie.
  • You can find my buttermilk pie crust variation here. It's my favorite for fruit pies!
  • If you're looking to speed things up, check out my tutorial on how to make pie crust in a food processor here.


Sodium: 236mg, Calcium: 10mg, Vitamin A: 567IU, Sugar: 1g, Fiber: 1g, Potassium: 39mg, Cholesterol: 49mg, Calories: 281kcal, Saturated Fat: 12g, Fat: 19g, Protein: 3g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Iron: 1mg
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