Scratch Pie Crust


    For single crust pie
  • ½ cup (125 mL) butter (1 stick), cold
  • 1¼ cup (300 mL) flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) ice water, or more if needed
    For double crust pie
  • 1 cup (250 mL) butter (2 sticks), cold
  • 2½ cups (625 mL) flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) ice water, or more if needed


  1. Cut the butter into small cubes.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, and salt, and stir to combine.

  3. Add the cubed butter to the flour and toss to coat. Cut the butter into the flour with the Pastry Blender until the flour has turned a pale yellow and resembles a coarse crumble.

  4. Add the water and gently combine with the Mix ‘N Scraper® . The mixture should be just moist enough that it holds its shape when you squeeze it in your hand. Add more water, one tsp (5 mL) at a time, if needed.
  5. Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and gently form it into a mound. If you’re making a double crust, divide the mound in two and shape into to rectangular bricks if using Mini Pie Pan or round discs if using Deep Dish Pie Plate. Cover the dough tightly with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or up to 2 days.

  6. Remove one crust from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes to soften slightly. Roll out the dough with the Marble Rolling Pin to around ⅛” (4 mm) thickness.

  7. Carefully cut out discs for the Mini Pie Pan, or gently lay the dough out onto the Deep Dish Pie Pan.

  8. If you’re making a double crust, repeat steps 6–7.


  •   servings of  12 single crust mini pies

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. Nutrients per Serving: Calories 240, Total Fat 16 g, Saturated Fat 10 g, Cholesterol 40 mg, Sodium 200 mg, Carbohydrate 22 g, Fiber 1, Sugars 2 g, Protein 3 g

Cook's Tips:

Pie crust works best when everything is very cold. Don’t take your butter out of the refrigerator until right before you’re ready to make the recipe.

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