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Easy Homemade Pie Crust

A flaky homemade pie crust that doesn't tear easily and is super easy to work with! Simple enough that anyone can make a pie totally from scratch!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 3 pie crusts
Author: ThriftyFrugalMom.com


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened slightly
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 3 tbsp. cold water
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil


  • Combine flour and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. (I use a pastry blender, but two forks might work okay too.)
  • Combine milk, water, and oil, then sprinkle in, tossing with a fork until mixture is moistened. Do not over-mix.
  • Divide into 3 pieces; form into balls.
  • Roll out crust on lightly floured counter and use as desired.
  • If you want, combine scraps and create a 4th crust.
  • If you need to use this in a recipe that needs the crust baked first, prick the sides and bottom of the crust several times with a fork (helps prevent shrinkage) and bake at 400 degrees for approximately 10-12 minutes.


* If your crust does happen to tear a bit, simply push the dough together, dampen your finger with water a bit and “seal” it. It should hold without any problem.
* You can also make homemade Pop-Tarts with any leftover dough scraps.  Simply roll dough out as evenly as possible and spread half with jelly.  Flip the un-jellied dough over top and sprinkle top with sugar.  Bake with your other pie crusts.