The Perfect Flaky Pie Crust

The Perfect Flaky Pie Crust

This flaky pie crust recipe makes the perfect pie crust. It's super light and flaky, and full of layers. It's the perfect pie dough for sweet pies and savory pies.

Whisk the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the cold butter to the bowl and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour mixture into coarse pieces.

Add the natural yogurt to the bowl and stir until the dough comes together. Use a fork or your hands to combine the dough into a shaggy ball, and add in as much chilled water as needed, ½ a tablespoon at a time.

It should hold together easily when pressed but not be sticky. If the dough is crumbly, add a bit more water.

Roll the dough into a 10-inch/25-cm rectangle using a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface.

Fold the top ⅓ of the dough down to the middle, then fold the bottom ⅓ of the dough up to make a pamphlet shape.

Turn the dough a quarter turn and repeat this roll and fold process twice more.

Chill it in the fridge for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days before using it.

This homemade pie crust recipe makes enough for a double 9-inch pie or two single 9-inch pies.

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