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Homemade Pie Crust

Homemade pie crust is easy to make and require only 4 ingredients for a savoury dish and 5 for a dessert. Prepared in 5 minutes, this is a basic recipe to know by heart.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: european, French
Keyword: Crust, how to, Pie, tutorial
Author: Mélanie


  • a little less than ½ cup cup butter softened (cut in cube packed) or 100g
  • 1 and ⅓ cup flour 200g
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup sugar if you are making a sweet recipe


  • In a small bowl, cream the butter. Add the salt.
  • Add in the beaten egg. Mix well.
  • In a bigger bowl, make a well with the flour and put the egg/butter mix in the middle.
  • Fold in the flour to incorporate the mixture and flour. Using a spatula, fold the flour and pretend to cut in the middle with the tip of your spatula to incorporate the flour.
  • Repeat this gesture until your dough is smooth. Set aside in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven at 300F. Take the dough about 10 minutes before your need it.
  • Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough thinly but thick enough so it does not break and place it in the individual baking rings or one big mold.