How to Make Sally's Baking Pie Crust – A Step-by-Step Guide

sallys baking pie crust

Pie is one of the most classic desserts, and Sally has perfected her own version over the years to ensure that not only is it flaky and delicious, but also easy for anyone to whip up at home!


A doughnut is next to a glass display case

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

1/4 cup ice water

Additional flour for dusting work surface


A plate of food with a fork and knife

Step One: Combine the flour and salt in a medium bowl. Add the butter and use your fingers to mix until the butter is well coated with flour. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs.

Step Two: Drizzle the ice water over the mixture and use a fork to combine until the dough begins to form. It should be slightly sticky but still manageable. If it's too wet, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. If it's too dry, add more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Step Three: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and use your hands to form it into a ball. Flatten the ball slightly and use a rolling pin to roll out into a 12-inch round. The dough can be refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

Step Four: Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie plate and press it into the bottom and up the sides. Trim off any excess dough with a sharp knife.

Step Five: Crimp the edges of the crust using your fingers or a fork. Prick the bottom of the crust several times with a fork.

Step Six: Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. Let cool before filling.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving size: 1 slice

Calories: 190

Fat: 10 g

Saturated fat: 5 g

Cholesterol: 25 mg

Sodium: 330 mg

Total carbohydrate: 23 g

Protein: 3 g

Dietary fiber: 1 g

Sugars: 2 g

Vitamin A: 6 %

Vitamin C: 0 %

Calcium: 4 %

Iron: 8 %

Health Benefits:

Contains vitamins A and C

Good source of dietary fiber

Rich in antioxidants

It May help reduce the risk of heart disease

Lowers bad cholesterol levels

Reduces the risk of some types of cancer

Boosts the immune system

There you have it – This crust is flaky, buttery, and delicious – perfect for any pie. Be sure to follow the steps closely to ensure that your crust turns out perfect every time. Sally's pie crust recipe is a family favorite that has been passed down for generations. Sally shares her secret ingredients and simple instructions in the hopes of helping you make your own delicious, flaky dessert! If this sounds like something you want to try at home, let us know how it goes below. We would love to hear from our readers about their baking adventures with Sally's Recipe!

Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter
Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter