How Do You Make a Flaky Pie Crust Using an Easy Recipe?


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An easy, flaky pie crust recipe involves whisking together ingredients, including a softened fat or oil, in a bowl and dumping it into the pie pan. The dough is lightly pressed flat by hand or with a fork before filling.

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How Do You Make a Flaky Pie Crust Using an Easy Recipe?
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Easy Flaky Pie Crust

Homemade pie is a filling and tasty dessert, but traditional pie crusts involve a lot of prep work. An easy, but flaky pie crust is possible with the right recipe.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Ready in: 20 minutes


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 tablespoons cold water

Step 1: Whisk together all of the dry ingredients in one bowl.

Step 2: Whisk together the liquid ingredients in a separate bowl.

Step 3: Pour the liquid mixture over the dry mixture. Stir together with a fork until the dough is mixed well. It should be moist and forming loose balls of dough.

Step 4: Dump the 2/3 of the dough into a 9-inch pie pan. Flatten the mixture into the bottom of the pan until it is relatively smooth and completely covers the bottom of the pan. Use a fork to crimp the edges of the crust to the pan. The remaining 1/3 of the dough can be crumbled on top of the pie filling before putting it in the oven.

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