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3 ingredient pie crust

3 Ingredient Pie Crust

  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pie crust 1x


Looking for the best all butter pie crust recipe? This is a 3 ingredient pie crust made with only butter, no shortening! 


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup COLD unsalted butter, cubed*
  • 1/4 cup ice water**


  1. To a food processor or large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the cold, cubed butter and either pulse a few times with the processor, or use a pastry cutter (or two forks) to incorporate the butter into the flour mixture. The mixture should resemble a pea-like structure before you add the water.
  2. Adding 1 tablespoon at a time to the mixture, gently process in the food processor, or mix the water in with a fork. After the 4th tablespoon of water, the dough should begin to form large clumps and comes together easily. Do not add any more water than this!
  3. Empty the dough on to a lightly floured surface and pack the dough into a ball. Press the dough down into a 1″ disc and then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Chill the dough in the fridge for at least 2 hours (and up to 3 days) before removing it to roll out into a circle for your pie!
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a 10″ circle. This pie crust is perfect for a 9 or 9 1/2″ pie plate. Once you place the pie crust into the pie plate, prick the crust a few times with a fork. You can add your filling right to this pie crust and then bake!

Extra pie crust can be stored in the freezer, once shaped into a flat disc and wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before using.


*See my blog post regarding the importance of keeping your ingredients cold. Once cubed, keep the butter in the freezer until you’re ready to incorporate it into the recipe.

**Fill a measuring cup with very cold water, then add a few cubes of ice into the cup. Keep the cup in the freezer until you’re ready to incorporate it into the recipe, using a tablespoon of the ice water at a time.

***If you need 2 pie crusts for your recipe, just double this recipe and then divide the dough into 2 portions before rolling them each into a ball, and flattening them into discs.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: all butter pie crust // 3 ingredient pie crust

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