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Easy Pie Crust step by step

  • Author: Anna
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Bake sweet and savory pies effortlessly with this reliable, versatile, and tasty pie crust recipe.


  • 3 dl all-purpose wheat flour
  • for the salty pie crust: 0.25 teaspoons of salt
  • for the sweet pie base: 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 150 g of refrigerator-cold margarine
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons of cold water


  1. Measure the flour into a bowl.
  2. Add salt OR sugar, depending on whether you are making savory or sweet pie dough. Mix well.
  3. Add refrigerator-cold margarine about a tablespoon at a time. Avoid handling the margarine with your hands to prevent it from melting.
  4. Cut the dough using two kitchen knives until it becomes evenly crumbly.
  5. Add cold water one tablespoon at a time, and after each addition, use a knife to rotate the dough clockwise. Stop adding water as soon as the dough starts to form a loose ball.
  6. Place the dough into a plastic bag and gently press it from the outside to shape it into a round disc.
  7. Chill the dough disc either in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or in the freezer for 10 minutes before use.
  8. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (or 400 F).
  9. Roll out the dough into a thin sheet and use a pie pan to measure the correct size.
  10. Carefully transfer the sheet of dough to the pie pan (refer to instructions and photo above).
  11. Press the sheet of dough onto the bottom of the pan and trim any excess dough from the edges.
  12. Shape the edges of the pie dough, such as by crimping (refer to instructions and picture above).
  13. If you want to pre-bake the pie crust, support the edges with foil and bake the pie crust in the oven for 10 minutes.
  14. Remove the foil, add the filling, and continue baking. Bake the pie crust for a total of 25-30 minutes; if you are pre-baking the pie crust, subtract the pre-baking time from the total baking time.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Resting time: 30
  • Category: baking
  • Method: in the oven
  • Cuisine: General

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