Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a wonderful and easy dough to work with- I cut 6" rounds and fill with meats or fish and bake for a light supper- or use for your dinner pastries!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In an electric mixer bowl, add all of the ingredients except the water.
  2. Mix until butter is broken down into the size of peas.
  3. Slowly add the water while the mixer is running. It should form a ball when ready after adding 1/3 cup water. If not, slowly add more water (1 Tbsp at a time) until it does.
  4. This dough freezes very well. For sweet pies, you can omit the cheese and it still works very well.


Most Helpful

After making this with extra sharp cheddar, 1/4 t pepper, 1/2 t rosemary, and reduced oil, this turned out excellently. Easy to roll too - I'll never buy a pie crust again. Definitely use a pie shield though, because this browns quickly.

The Pixelated Vegetarian August 04, 2007

I made this vegan and used it for a vegetable pot pie. Delicious! Just the right balance of flakiness and substance.

Acoustic Indigo June 09, 2007

Yummy for my quiche! Made enough crust for two pies, so I froze half of the dough & had it for the next time I made the quiche. The best part of all of this is that it was so easy to make. Thanks for posting this.

Heather V. February 05, 2007

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