Best Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

If you are looking for a from scratch pie crust recipe that is easy, foolproof and downright melt-in-your mouth then here ya go!!

Pie are ALWAYS in season…apple pie, pecan pie, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate pie. (OMG I can so relate to Forrest Gump’s friend, Bubba right now)  So many pie possibilities I’m smiling just thinking about it. (I really am smiling right now by the way)

A good pie must first start with a good pie crust! Most homemade, from scratch pie crust recipes I’ve tried are pretty bland, which probably isn’t the recipes fault. Pie crusts are usually boring in order not to compete with the pie itself. Understable. Not agreeing but understandable.

However, I’m a sucker for a scratch- made pie crust that is buttery tasting (yes pie crust should always be made with REAL butter in my book!), tender and just makes you wanna keep pinching lil pieces of crust off the edge to eat. You know what I’m talking about? Oh Oh Oh and it also has to be EASY and fool proof because it is no secret that I suck am still learning how to make breads and thangs from scratch.

I honestly can’t tell you when was the last time I’ve purchased a store-bought pie crust.  Now that I know how to make an incredible homemade pie crust I’ve actually gotten a little uppity when it comes to store-bought crust. I don’t like there odd color or the smell of it’s fake, processed ingredients. Butter, sugar, flour and salt. Yes that’s what makes a REAL pie crust. Oh wait…this recipe has butter Crisco in it…um…. Ok so ONE questionable ingredient doesn’t count! (p.s I will still nail a store bought pie crust because I’m greedy, but that doesn’t mean I would buy it myself!)

I call this recipe The Best Homemade Pie Crust  because well… I have yet to taste a homemade crust with this much flavor yet still remains subtle. Yes, it knows it’s place. It compliments any pie beautifully and that makes it perfect!

One of my readers told me that if you substitute the cold water for cold half n half it takes the curst to whole different level of yumminess! Well she didn’t use those words but I’m soooooo ready to try it out and see!! Thanks so much to whoever sent me that tip! I’ll update this post once I try the halfnhalf method

Best Homemade, From Scratch Pie Crust 

Watch me make this homemade pie crust recipe from start to finish


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Best Homemade Pie Crust Recipe
Serves: makes 2 crusts
  • (makes 2 9-inch crusts)
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of cold butter, chopped in
  • pieces
  • ½ cup cold butter-flavored shortening
  • ½ cup ice cold water (add more by the tablespoon if the dough is too dry)
  1. Step 1.) In a large bowl combine, flour, sugar, salt. Whisk until combined
  2. Step 2.) Cut in the butter and Crisco. Until it resembles large crumbs.
  3. Step 3.) Add in cold water, stir gently just until combined.
  4. Step 4.) Gently shape the dough into a flattened disc. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Step 5.) Divide the dough into two balls. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface.
  6. Step 6.) Place into the pie plate. The crust is now ready for a filling.


  1. TERRY (TED) MUSE says

    Glad I found your website. Love your recipes!!!! They are like my Nanny’s recipes when I was growing up in Tennessee. Although my Nanny never used a recipe. It was always her own thing and pretty much like your recipes. Thanks :-))

  2. Chantelle Simpson says

    I love many of your recipes. I’ve been working with them for a couple of years now. I’ve tweaked them here and there and it has are me a better cook. Going to Le Cordon Bleu in February to become a Professional Pastry Chef. All because you showed me that mot only Divas Can Cook but the average girl can too, now I’m a woman in the kitchen and my husband is so proud that I have come such a long way from burning buns. All thanks to you. Thank you and keep them coming. I believe that I will always use your recipes, even when I’m making my own.
    xo Chantelle

  3. Tamatha says

    Hey Diva! Love your recipes, thanks for sharing!! I want to pre make this crust and have it in the fridge for superbowl Sunday. Would you recommend rolling it out and then up in wax paper? How would you store it/ I dont want to wreck myself before the big game.
    Thank You!!

  4. Megan says

    This is the best pie crust ever!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I did put all of my cooking utensils and ingredients in the freezer before hand, I think it makes a big difference in the crust. You Rock Monigue.

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