Basic Pie Crust

Basic Pie Crust

Makes 2  9-inch pie crusts


3 c. sifted flour

1 c. butter, cubed

1 tsp. salt

6 tbsp. cold water


In a large bowl, add the flour, salt and butter. Blend with a fork.  Add water while gently mixing the dough. Divide in half and shape each half into a ball. Wrap in plastic seal and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Once dough is chilled, unwrap and place one ball on a floured surface.  Using a rolling pin roll dough to form a 10 inch circle. Repeat with 2nd ball if making two pies.

Line 2 9-inch pie pans with dough and chill until ready to use. 

Use remaining dough or 2nd ball to make a decorative top crust.