To make a homemade pie crust, whisk 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt together in a bowl. Work 2 sticks of cubed, ice-cold unsalted butter into the flour mixture until the butter pieces are no larger than a nickel.Continue Reading
Once the biggest chunks of butter are somewhere between the diameter of a nickel and a dime, slowly add 1/2 cup of extremely cold water, and work it into the dough with a wooden spoon. Continue working the dough until it's shaggy, but holding together. Knead the dough lightly with your hand until it forms a ball. Divide the ball in half, flatten each half into a round disk, and wrap the disks in plastic wrap. Chill the dough for at least one hour before rolling it out.
For a no-roll method, combine 3 cups of flour with 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. In a separate bowl, combine 2/3 cup of oil and 6 tablespoons of cold water. Pour the oil over the flour mixture, and stir it until the dough is evenly moist. Press 2/3 of the dough into a 9-inch pie pan, crimping the edges if desired. Add the pie filling to the crust, and crumble the remaining pie crust mixture over the top before baking the pie.Learn more about Cooking