Simplest Pie Crust


  • 1 1/4 cups of flour (gluten free baking flour works great here)
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-3 TBSP water (ice water works best)


Mix together the salt and the flour. Cut the butter stick into 6-8 pieces. Add the flour and butter to a blender or food processor. Pulse the food processor until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Place the meal into a bowl for the next step.

Add the water one tablespoon at a time and fold and press the dough until it comes together. Form the dough into a ball and place in the refrigerator for an hour.

Roll out the dough into your desired shape. You can use a sprinkle of additional flour on the rolling surfaces while doing this to prevent sticking.