This 3 ingredient pie crust recipe is the easiest pie crust you'll ever make, but it still bakes up golden, flaky, and delicious. In short, it's the perfect pie crust.
Pie crust is the most important part of a pie if you ask me. It's the foundation that holds the entire thing together. This super easy recipe gives you everything you need in a crust without nearly as much work.
This easy crust is so much better than store bought. I can't wait for you to try it.
3 Ingredient Pie Crust Recipe
I love this crust because it's perfect for both savory and sweet dishes. I use this crust recipe for everything from a variation of my seafood pot pie to my blueberry rhubarb pie and butterscotch cinnamon pie.
It only takes a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe. In fact, you probably already have them in the house.
- butter, melted
- salt, optional
See the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities.
Making this recipe is just as easy as gathering up you ingredients. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps to make.
Step 1: Mix Flour and Salt
Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl.
Step 2: Add the Butter and Water
Add the water and melted butter and mix until the dough forms. You can use a spoon or your hands.
Step 3: Press
When the dough is uniform, use a rolling pin if desired or press it into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan or plate. You can flute the edges with a fork or make a wave pattern with your fingers for a prettier edge.
Step 4: Blind Bake
Bake the crust at 350 for 20 minutes until slightly brown.
Hint: Using your hands is usually the best way to really get the dough worked well and ready for baking.
Don't have the correct ingredients on hand or want to change something up? Here are some helpful tips for you to change this 3-ingredient pie crust recipe.
- Shortening - If you don't have butter, you can use shortening.
Want to personalize this 3 ingredient pie crust recipe? Here are some of my tried and true tips for changing up this recipe.
- Extra Rich - Use lard in place of butter for an extra-rich, extra-flaky crust.
- Gluten-Free - Use almond, coconut, or other such flour for a gluten-free crust.
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy these 3 ingredient air fryer biscuit donuts.
You'll only need a few simple pieces of kitchen equipment to make this recipe.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Large Bowl
- Pie plate
- Rolling Pin
Store this pie crust in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 5 days. For longer storage, you can freeze it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 2 months. Simply thaw overnight in your refrigerator and use while cold!
This recipe is so incredibly simple that I have almost zero tips for it. I only have a couple, but they're worth a look.
- To prevent measuring out too much flour, spoon the flour gently into the measuring cup until it's overflowing, and then level it off with the flat of a knife.
- Using your hands is the easiest way to mix this dough.
- Using butter instead of shortening or lard in your pie crust will result in the best flavor and a light, strong and flaky crust but feel free to use a combination of both if necessary.
Do you have questions about this 3-ingredient pie crust? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about this easy 3-ingredient pie crust recipe.
Absolutely! Blind bake this crust and then store it in the refrigerator for about 4 days or up to 2 weeks in the freezer.
Baking the pie crust enough to keep it from getting soggy when filling is added.
That's not what blind baking is for. You're not cooking the crust all the way. You're just baking it enough to keep it from getting soggy when the filling is added.
Yes! Use it in any sweet OR savory pie recipe you like.
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3-Ingredient Pie Crust
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3 Ingredient Pie Crust
- 2 cups flour
- 6 tablespoon butter melted
- 2-3 tablespoon water
- ½ teaspoon salt if desired, I always include it now
- Get out and measure your ingredients.
- Place flour and salt in a 9-inch pie plate. Mix together. (If you are in a hurry or don’t feel like taking your time and being neat, you can also mix this together in a bowl.)
- Add melted butter.
- Add water. Continue mixing until dough forms. I like to use my hands to combine the ingredients well.
- When dough is uniform, press it into the bottom of your pie plate.
- I form the edges with my fingertips to create a more polished look.
- Using a fork, poke several holes in the bottom of the crust.
- It can be baked blind (350ºF for 20 minutes or until slightly golden), frozen for up to two weeks, or used in any baked pie recipe and baked according to that recipe.