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The Best Flaky Pie Crust

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 8 slices


  • Silicone Pie Mat
  • Rolling Pin
  • Pie Dish
  • Pie Weights


  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup Butter Flavored Shortening
  • 3 Tablespoons Ice Cold Water


  • Put 1 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl and mix together with a fork.
  • Add 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening. Take a spoon and press the shortening and flour mixture together. Completely mix so there's not flour that isn't mixed with shortening.
  • Add 3 Tablespoons ice cold water. Put ice in a bowl and cover with water, then measure 3 Tablespoons from that bowl.
  • Grab a spoon and form dough into a ball.
  • Grab your silicone mat. Mine is pampered chef, but I'm sure any brand is great!  
  • Sprinkle flour on the rolling mat and place dough in the center circle.
  • Lightly rub flour on your rolling pin.
  • Begin rolling dough outwards and work it around the entire ball to form a circle. I roll mine to the 12 inch circle.
  • Sprinkle the crust with a little flour and lift the mat folding the dough in half. Next fold the dough in half again .  
  • Now that the dough is folded into quarters place it in the pie dish and gently unfold it.  
  • Once unfolded, trim the pie crust evenly around the perimeter, I typically do half an inch.  
  • Finish the edge of the pie crust and either poke the crust a few times with a fork or use pie weights to prevent air bubbles.  
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. You are aiming for a golden brown crust. If the crust is too light it wont be flaky!
  • Once crust is completely cooled fill with your favorite filling!
Keyword Flaky, Pie