Very Simple Pie Crust

A Jerry James Stone Recipe


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Stick cold unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (for sweet pies)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup ice cold water
Jump to instructions
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • Sift one cup of flour, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon salt in a large mixing bowl. If you’re making a quiche, for example, leave the sugar out.
  • Cut 1 stick of unsalted butter into eight equal parts and add it to the flour.
  • Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter, two knifes or even a stand mixer. Do not over work the dough. It should like like corn meal when finished.
  • Slowly add in 1/4 cup of ice cold water, bringing the mixture into a dough ball. Once again, do not over work it.
  • Wrap the dough ball in plastic and place in the refrigerator for about an hour before using.
  • Now you are ready to to make some yummy pie! Like this yummy Blueberry & Thyme pie I made for Pi Day.