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All Butter Pie Crust

With only five simple ingredients, you can make this flakey, all butter pie crust at home and ditch the store bought stuff for good!
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 crusts


  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup ice water
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed


  • Whisk the flour, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl.
  • Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut in the cubed butter. Cut it until there are pea sized flakes throughout.
  • Mix in 1/2 cup of the ice water with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
  • Add additional ice water 1 tbsp at a time until the dough begins to come together. It will be sticky, but easy to work with.
  • Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Using your hands, work the dough into a ball.
  • Divide the dough in half, and flatten each half into a disk.
  • Tightly wrap the disks in plastic wrap and chill for at least two hours.
  • Gently roll out the chilled dough from the center of the disk. Rotate the dough a quarter turn after each roll to make a circular dough.
  • Continue with your pie recipe or freeze the dough up to two months!
Keyword all butter pie crust, pie crust