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Pie Dough on a wooden board with flour in a scoop and a rolling pin.
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Homemade Pie Dough

The best pie dough recipe for beginning bakers or anyone who wants an all-purpose pie dough recipe. It's easy to make with just a few ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Chilling Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade pie dough, pie crust, pie dough, pie dough recipe, shortcrust recipe
Servings: 2 pie crust


  • 1 cup butter (soft) 225
  • ½ cup granulated sugar 100
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 260
  • 1 cup pastry flour 120


  • In the mixing bowl cream the butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy, approximately 3-5 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla, flours and salt. Mix just until combined.
  • Move to a lightly floured flat surface and gently knead into a ball, wrap & refrigerate 30 minutes before using.


To make your own pastry flour, for every cup of flour remove 2 tablespoons and substitute with corn starch. Sift together before using.