Pie Crust

(One of) The most versatile recipes to have in your baking repertoire.

From savory to sweet – it’s all in what you add as a filling or even to the dough!


2 cups Maine Grains pastry flour
6 oz butter - cold, cubed or grated
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp sugar
1/2 cup of cold water - kept cold in a bowl of ice if necessary
Optional: add spices (rosemary, oregano, etc for a savory dough) and/or omit the sugar


  1. Makes one pie crust.
  2. Combine flour, salt, sugar in a food processor grating the butter into the dry. Or mix all by hand, again, grating the butter into the dry and mixing till coarse, pea sized butter is evenly mixed into flour, not blended/creamed. 
  3. Turn into a bowl and add the cold water and mix by hand till combined, but not over mixing
  4. Press dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and chill thoroughly. 
  5. When ready to use, roll dough to fit into a pie plate.


Course: Breakfast, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack