• My Homemade Pie Dough Recipe


This pie dough recipe is versatile.

I’ve used it for traditional pies, galettes, even savory staples, like pot pies.

My Homemade Pie Dough Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • large egg yolk
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water


In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the salt. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. In a cup, beat the egg yolk with 3 tablespoons of the water; drizzle over the flour mixture and stir with a fork. Press the crumbs together to form a rough dough, adding the remaining 1 tablespoon of water if needed. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured work surface, gather up any crumbs and knead gently just until the dough comes together. Pat the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Utilize as directed.

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