Butter Pie Crust

by Merissa on June 25, 2012

in Featured, Recipes

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I'm pretty good at making alot of things but a flaky pie crust is not one of them. Years and years ago I came across a recipe for a simple butter crust and it's been my go-to recipe ever since.

Butter Pie Crust

What You Need:

  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/4 c. water (or less)

Mix together all ingredients besides the water. You can soften the butter just a bit but make sure you cut it in, don't melt it.

Slowly add in the water until the dough is the right consistency. You may not need the full 1/4 cup.

This dough works great for sweet treats like pies or dumplings or use it for savory meals like chicken pot pie!

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1 Mel Free June 25, 2012 at 11:29 am

thank you so much..I was looking for a good one! I tried lard & it was too flaky.


2 sheri grennille June 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm

i do something similar, and i substitute cream to make a sweeter pie dough / pie dough cookie.


3 Emmie July 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

THANK YOU for this recipe. It helped me overcome my fear of pie crust and now I make a pie from scratch every week. My family is in heaven. Last week it was razzleberry, Yum! This week, who knows?

I love your site!



4 Merissa July 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I’m so glad you like it and it’s working for you and your family!


5 Emmie July 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I put a recipe for razzleberry pie on my blog today and inserted the link for your butter crust recipe. Thanks again for your wonderful work!


6 Lanita Noa November 21, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I started making butter pie crusts earlier this year. They are the BEST!!!


7 Angela Holladay February 18, 2014 at 5:28 pm

I can’t believe it’s that easy. I have a question though. Would this work for a Chili pot pie?


8 Merissa February 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Yes, it should 🙂


9 Linda November 13, 2014 at 7:56 am

Can you make this pie crust gluten free? (Like with a Bisquik Gluten Free blend?)


10 Merissa November 13, 2014 at 1:48 pm

I haven’t tried it gluten free yet but it’s working giving a shot!


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