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*Freeze your butter for at least 25 to 30 min, if not overnight. (secret!)

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This recipe is my go-to when I need a good and crusty pie crust for quiche, pies, hand pies, and even chicken or turkey pot pies. Like I always say, skies the limit!

*This is a crust you could make ahead of time for my freezer momma’s out there. Wrap it in wax paper, put it into a freezer bag, date it, freeze it. Easy peezy!

*I do have a secret to get the butter through this crust without a lot of hard work. I mean who has time for that with a hungry busy family? Freeze that stick of butter! I’ll tell you what to do with it in a little bit.


  • 1 and 1/4 cups of flour, you can even use wheat if you like.
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter, which is usually 1 stick. but ALWAYS check the packaging!
  • 1/4 cup of ice water or cool and or filtered water
  • 1 tsp of sugar or brown sugar (optional but a secret delight in savory dishes!)
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon (optional)

*If you are using this crust now, preheat your ovens for your dishes.


  1. In a medium sized bowl, or if you are doubling like me, a large bowl, add the dry ingredients together and mix, yep that’s it. We are trying to get this done guys.
  2. Now for my secret with the butter. It might not be that secret, but I discovered this by accident.
    • Pull out a cheese shredder and shred the butter into the flour mixture, stopping every now-and-then to combine the flour with the butter (use a big fork). We want to get that butter all through this flour with out ALL the hard work of cutting butter in with a pastry cutter. (unless you want to 😉
  3. Next, once that butter is throughout, start adding water a tablespoon at a time. We want our mixture to form into a ball. So if you need more water add it, be careful not to make it sticky.
    • IF you add too much water by accident, toss a tablespoon of flour into it. It should be smooth, not wet. Think nice soft play dough!
  4. All right, time to ROLL ’em out!
    • Roll it to fit your pie pan, giant glass dish, foil pan, cookie sheet, whatever! That’s RandomNest style.

I hope you guys enjoyed this recipe, if you made it comment below, if you tweaked it, share with us in the comments below. I love to see how and what you guys are making.

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