A Pie Crust How-To for National Pi Day

A Pie Crust How-To for National Pi Day

Happy National Pi Day, friends! Today is the perfect day to celebrate all things pie, and what better way to do that than by making a delicious pie crust from scratch?

A good pie crust is the foundation of any great pie, and making it from scratch is not as difficult as you might think. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of elbow grease, you can have a tasty and versatile base that will make all your pie dreams come true.

Here's a simple recipe we love for a classic, all-purpose pie crust you can use for any kind of pie: sweet or savory, fruit or custard…


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup iced water


In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and sugar. Add the butter and use your fingers or a pastry cutter to cut it into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Slowly add the ice water, stirring with a fork until the dough comes together.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it gently just a few times until it comes together in a smooth ball. Divide the dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before using.

This dough can be used for any kind of pie, whether it's a classic apple pie, a savory chicken pot pie, or a decadent chocolate cream pie. Just roll it out to the desired thickness and shape, and you're ready to fill and bake your pie. Trust us, it'll be worth the effort!