How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust Video

Though it may seem totally intimidating and complicated to make homemade pie crust, I promise you it's actually quite easy. OK, maybe not as easy as cracking an egg or pouring milk in a bowl of cereal, but it's definitely not as challenging as say, frying a whole turkey.

When I'm making Raspberry Cream Cheese Heart Tarts or Apple Pie Turnovers, I love using this tender, flaky pie crust. Of course you can easily buy the pre-made version at the market, but there's nothing like taste of homemade -- or the satisfaction you'll get from the making it. And just think of how proud your grandma would be!

Watch this video to see how simple it is!

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How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust Video (1 double crust pie dough)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 0 mins


  • 2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 3/4 cup chilled butter
  • 1/2 cup all vegetable shortening
  • 6-8 tablespoons chilled cold water


1. Place the first 3 ingredients in a food processor and pulse.
2. Add cold butter and shortening using on/off turns, process until coarse meals forms.
3. Add the water 1 tbsp at a time and process until moist clumps form, adding more water 1 tsp at a time if mixture is dry.
4. Form dough into a disk, wrap in parchment paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour or until cold.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime should must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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