Make Your Own Pie Crust!

You don’t have to make your own crust. But you can—even if you don’t think you can. It’s easy, it’s simple, and it’s the best crust ever. You can do it!

Pie crust ingredients: flour, water, butter, salt
Pie crust ingredients: flour, water, butter, salt. That’s all!

You can buy frozen pie crusts that are not bad.

But there’s a big difference between biting into a light, tasty, homemade crust and a store-bought crust, which will tend to be thicker and tougher.

I guess you can see my bias!

But once in a while, when you want to make a pie in a hurry, sure, buy a frozen crust.

Watch This 5-Minute Video

Here’s a short YouTube video (5 minutes) I made to show you how to do it, and how easy it is. More…

Click here for written instructions to help you do it yourself.

After you’ve made a few pie crusts of your own, however, and discovered how simple and easy it is (and heard the praise from your family and friends!), I guarantee you’ll be getting out the four ingredients and the food processor next time!

Butter Crust

Finishing a butter pie crust
Finishing a butter pie crust

My husband’s favorite because of its rich flavor. You can make it by hand, or using a food processor. More…

Shortening Pie Crust

Ingredients for a Shortening Pie Crust
Ingredients & equipment to make a shortening pie crust.

Not as flavorful as a butter crust, but lighter, flakier, and lactose-free. You can make it by hand, or using a food processor. More…

Baked Pie Crust

Baked pie crust
Baked pie crust, ready for filling.

Fruit pies are among the most delicious…and the easiest to make. Usually, you bake the crust by itself, then fill it with fruit to finish. More…


Lattice Top Pie Crust

You can even make one of those wonderful lattice pie crusts. It’s not all that difficult, and it makes a presentation that will garner you praise! More…

Whole Wheat Pie Crust

Apple-cranberry-walnut pie
Apple-cranberry-walnut pie.

Not as light or flaky, but with a deep, rich flavor well suited to certain pies. More…

Pie Crust Art

Pies need no fancy finish, but pie-eaters love a nicely decorated top…and it’s fun! More…