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Pie dough in a glass baking dish on top of a brown silicon mat and marble rolling pin in the side


This basic pastry dough is something every cook must master. It is perfect to use for sweet and savory tarts /pies.
Prep Time 10 mins
Chilling time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Basic pastry dough
Cuisine American, French
Servings 2 Single crust or 1 double crust
Calories 2971 kcal


  • Standing mixer, Rolling pin


  • 140 grams | 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 210 grams | 1 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
  • 3 grams | 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 25 grams | 2 tablespoons Granulated sugar (optional, omit if using for savory pie)
  • 255 grams | 1 cup + 2 tablespoon Unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 89 grams | 6 tablespoons Ice cold water


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine 140 grams (1 cup) of flour, salt, and sugar and beat on low speed. Add the butter in a small hand full at a time. When all the butter is added, increase the speed to medium-low and mix for 1 minute, until all the butter is well blended, turning like a paste. Lower the speed to low and add the remaining flour and mix just to combine. Drizzle the ice-cold water and mix until incorporated. The dough should feel smooth and tacky but not sticky to the touch.
    The making of Basic pastry dough using in a stand mixing with paddle attachment
  • Check the dough making sure that there are no visible pieces of butter. Mix briefly if necessary.
    Tacky but not sticky dough in the paddle attachment.
  • Divide the dough into half and flatten to 4-inch disc each if using as a double pie crust or pat into a 7-inch disk and wrap in a plastic wrap.
    2 Disk of pie dough
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight before using.


The dough can be kept in the fridge for at least three days or in the freezer for 6 months wrapped with heavy-duty aluminum foil then in a freezer bag.


Serving: 1whole crustCalories: 2971kcalCarbohydrates: 266gProtein: 35gFat: 199gSaturated Fat: 124gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 51gTrans Fat: 8gCholesterol: 518mgSodium: 1200mgPotassium: 396mgFiber: 9gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 6023IUCalcium: 109mgIron: 15mg
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