Pie Crust

Pie Crust


How to Prepare:

3 cups (375g) Plain Flour (unbleached and unfortified)
2 tbsp Sugar

1 tsp Salt

2 sticks (220g) of Butter 
(small cold cubed)
1 beaten Egg mixed with
3/4 cup Milk (cold)

  1. Mix flour, sugar & salt to evenly distribute the dry ingredients
  2. Place mixture into a food processor
  3. Add cold butter cubes with the flour mix and give it a few pulses until it transforms into small pea-sized crumbs
    (Use cold utensils if not using a food processor to not melt butter)
    3) Add egg and milk mixture to the processor while pulsing a few more times until the mixture comes together or take the mixture out to the work surface
  4. Make a well with the flour crumbs mixture adding the egg and milk mixture in the well and lightly handling the mixture
    (do not knead)
  5. Incorporate all ingredients together to form a dryish dough
  6. Wrap it well with cling film & refrigerate for 1 hour
  7. Roll out the dough split it in half for two pie crust and roll it out bigger than the pie dish
  8. Fit the rolled out pie dough in the greased and floured pie dish making sure pie dough is press all around the crevices of the dish so it doesn’t sink in or collapse when cooking.
  9. Cut around the edge of the pie dish and refrigerate again for 20 before egg washing it and filling it with pie filling and cooking in the oven.
Pie Crust

8 thoughts on “Pie Crust


    Hi Joe. I enjoyed this so much and can’t wait to try it. What size pie plate did you use? Thanks, Mary

  2. Roni Filla

    Very good descriptions and good video on Pie Crust. I make a lousy Pie Crust with only one or two exceptions when I got lucky. I will be trying this recipe soon, when Pastry Flour is available….this coronavirus has made the kitchen staples hard to get. Again great video.


    Hello, I have never had luck with pie crust until now. Thank you for this recipe.

    I do have a question though, can the crust be stored in the freezer until ready to use? I would keep it in a wrapped ball and put it in another container.

    • cookingitalianwithjoe

      Yes, it can be for stored in the freezer for 30 days wrapped in parchment paper and plastic.

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