Single-Crust Sweet Pastry Pie Shell

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

Use with "Lemon Cheesecake Streusel Pie" or any of your favourite pie recipes calling for a single crust.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In bowl,mix together flour,sugar and salt.Using a pastry blender cut in the butter until the consistency resembles fine crumbs with a few larger pieces.
  2. In liquid measure,beat egg yolk with ice-water;drizzle over dry ingredients,stirring briskly with fork to form ragged dough.Press into disc shape.Wrap in plastic wrap;refrigerate until chilled;about 30 minutes.
  3. On lightly floured surface,roll out pastry to generous 1/8-inch thickness;fit into 9-inch pie plate.Trim edge to 3/4-inch overhang;fold overhang under and flute edge.
  4. Bake at 375°F for 12 to 15 minutes minutes or until golden brown.


Most Helpful

Excellent but I needed much more than 2 tbsp of cold water. Other than that I followed the recipe and its excellent.

bitch'n kitchen April 23, 2010

I made this the night before -I doubled everything for 2 pies. Came out great! I used these crusts to make sweet potato pie-I will use these again- Thanks boyz 5!

petlover November 26, 2009

This is a really great crust recipe! It mixed up right away the first time and wasn't messy. Great for a beginner like me! I was kind of surprised by the egg in the recipe but I didn't notice it at all. I used the recipe as a pastry for baked apples so its really quite versatile. Thanks for sharing! This is a keeper!

dolliegyrl June 18, 2009

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a