Flaky Pastry Dough Recipe

Flaky Pastry Dough Recipe - Create With Joy

Are you looking for the perfect crust to serve as the backdrop for your pies, tarts, and other homemade delights? Then you are going to love this recipe, which makes not one, not two, but three incredibly flaky and delicious crusts!

This crust tastes scrumptious in my Fabulous Quiche Recipe!


4 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 ¾ Cups Unsalted Butter
¼ Cup Sugar
¾ Cups Ice Water


1. Combine the flour, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl, with the paddle attachment.

2. Add the butter, creating a coarse mixture resembling small peas.

3. Add the water until it is just incorporated.

4. Remove the dough.

5. Divide the dough evenly into three portions.

6. Flatten each portion into three round disks.

7. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour and wrap the remaining two disks in plastic.

Once the dough has chilled, you can use it in your favorite recipes!

Storage Tip

You can store these dough disks for up to three days in the refrigerator or up to 1 month in the freezer.

Recipe Resources

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This recipe was inspired by and adapted from William-Sonoma Baking.


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  1. jacque4u2c says:

    I am ready to go make a pir – this looks so inviting. I usually just buy a premade roll out one- but I am going to try this!

  2. April Decheine says:

    Stopping by from Blogelina! I already GFC follow you! I may have to try to make that Pie Crust, problem is no one likes pie in my family LOL, but I could use that for a Chicken Pot Pie!
    Aprils Lifestyle Show

  3. The Paper Princess says:

    Jacque, do give it a try – it's so worth it!

    April, I use mine for Quiche (I'll be posting my recipe shortly) but Chicken Pot Pie sounds like a FABULOUS choice for it too! If you have a good recipe – please share! 🙂

  4. Doreen says:

    Your recipe sounds very good. I will give this one a try. One problem I have is that when I flute the edges of my crust, it looks great, but inevitable, part of it always falls into the pie- even if I chill it first. Any idea about how to prevent that? Looking forward to quiche!

  5. kevin Linkie says:

    YUM i can smell it already just looking at it. New follower from the sunday hop. You can find me at


    Take care

  6. Carolyn says:

    Thanks for posting this–the hardest part is the crust, and I can never seem to do the same twice. I will try this next time!

  7. passionfruitprincess says:

    I just got a new pie dish and now I will try your recipe! Thanks for posting. I am a new follower from the Creative Bloggers Party and Hop.
    I would appreciate if you follow me back.
    Ana Paula

  8. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    I'm certainly going to try it, I love making pies, but if I find a better recipe for dough, I'm in! Thanks for the recipe, I'll try it and let you know!

  9. Kirsty Vittetoe says:

    That looks yummy, thanks for sharing!
    Thanks for visiting the pixie blog and thanks for the shout out, good luck with the giveaway!

  10. B @ Sweet Limes says:


  11. Jen @ BigBinder says:

    Thanks so much for linking up to Recipe Roundtable! I have no confidence in my own ability to make pie crust… but I am still going to try it 🙂

  12. Marni's Organized Mess says:

    I am now STALKING you everywhere that I see listed here!

    Thanks for linking up on my new Super STALKER Sunday! Sorry it has taken me so long to get to you. The response has been OVERWHELMING! I hope you won't be a stranger and come back next week, or even just mid week and say hello! : ) I post lots of other great things like recipes, tackles, and rambles (oh my!).

    I also should mention that I have a FANTASTIC Blog Hop Directory that has at least a dozen blogs listed for every day of the week. No kidding! Come and check it out! : )

  13. Rachel Marie says:

    Found you on Monday friend hop, and so glad. Your blog is so cutsie. And I love diy progects 🙂

  14. Patricia says:

    Oh my I do like pies! Have to go diabetic recipe for the filling.
    I am following you via MMM blog hop. Please follow back.


  15. Lioness says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog i really appreciate it.


  16. bj says:

    Pie is our favorite and the pie crust is 75% of a good pie to me. 🙂
    Thanks for the recipe.
    O, I came over from Tempt my Tummy.
    xo bj

  17. Melynda says:

    What great pie crust dough! Thank you so much for sharing with Cookbook Sundays, and do come to visit again!

  18. Krafty Kat says:

    Saving this recipe (I love baking pies)! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  19. carolinaheartstrings says:

    This looks like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

  20. Our Italian Kitchen says:

    I'm going to try this recipe! Looks great!

  21. Elisabeth says:

    Such a perfect pie crust recipe, and photos of it. Most recipes only call for a single crust, and yours is awesome that I can freeze the un-used crust for another time!
    Thanks for sharing…I found you through Debbie's link, where I linked my choc. chip biscotti.
    I'm happy to follow your blog. Please come over to visit mine, as well:DDD

  22. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime says:

    I've been wanting to make a dough from scratch but didn't know how. Thank you for the instructions 🙂 Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  23. Sarah says:

    That looks DELICIOUS – I already bookmarked it! My roommates and I are always looking for new recipes and we all agree that THIS is going to be the next thing we make for a dessert next week! Thanks so much for sharing! It looks soooo good!

  24. Jane says:

    Hi Ramona,
    Thanks for adding this recipe to Melt in Your Mouth Monday! I will definitely try this the next time I make a pie or tart! 🙂


    I love a flaky crust and I used to make them regularly but it has been years. You make me want to try again.

  26. ButterYum says:

    I'm an all butter pie crust girl too. Despite the fact that lard makes a slightly flakier crust, flavor wins in my book.

    PS – I make my crust in the food processor. Takes only a few seconds.

  27. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Ramona,
    It is really great to see you here today. This crust looks awesome. I make a lot of pies and I will sure try it out. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  28. Allison @ Alli 'n Son says:

    I've always wanted to make pie crust, but I've never been brave enough. You make it sound so easy.

    I'd love for you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  29. shopannies says:

    pastry is not something that I hold a talent for but your recipe does look awesome come see what I do share on my blog annies home @

  30. His Way or Her Way says:

    Making a pie crust is an art form which you have mastered. The crust looks great! I am now a follower and hope that you will visit our blog soon!


  31. Miranda says:

    Your crust looks great! That is one thing I love is homemade crust, the store bought stuff just doesn't measure up in my mind! Thanks for linking this up with Fat Camp Friday this week! See you next week!

  32. maiylah says:

    crust looks perfect!

    thanks for sharing this at Food Friday. Hope to see you there again!

    …also, many thanks for following; a pleausre following you back 🙂

  33. Cheerful says:

    looks like a perfect dough recipe! thanks for sharing and have a great week! 🙂

  34. Jenn Erickson says:

    I'm always looking for the perfect pie dough recipe, and with strawberry season in full swing here, I look forward to trying yours with some of my strawberry pies!

    Thank you for sharing your talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me…" Tuesday at Rook No. 17! I always enjoy your posts!


  35. The 21st Century Housewife© says:

    Great recipe! I love having things like that ready in the fridge and homemade pie crust is so much better and tastier than store bought! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch. Hope to 'see' you again tomorrow!

  36. McKinley says:

    Can you use this in pie? One of the reasons I don't like pie is because I don't ever like the crust. I want to try this, it looks yummy.

    I am also hosting a giveaway, I would love it if you came and stopped by:

  37. Chaya says:

    Hi, thanks for sharing this with us at Let's Do Brunch. This is being featured tomorrow. It is one of the three most popular recipes. Drop by and feel free to bring us another recipe.

  38. Lynda says:

    I am always searching for the best pastry dough. I am going to give yours a try. Thank you so much for sharing it, and for linking up at NOBH. Have a wonderful day.

  39. shopannies says:

    thanks for sharing I will be trying for sure I would love to have a crust like grandmas I would also love for you to come see me at

  40. LrSchwtz says:

    Yummy! I can't wait to try it with my apple pie filling! Please stop by http://www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

  41. Debbie McCormick says:

    I’m pinning this for later. I would love to make up several of these and freeze them. Pie crusts are pretty pricey if you buy them pre-made at the grocery store. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe Debbie – thanks for pinning! We often make up one for our current recipe and freeze the others for a later date. They are delicious for pies and quiche – both of which are delicious treats in our household!

  42. Leslie says:

    I love flaky pie crusts, when it melts in my mouth, that’s my favorite. Thanks for sharing! Happy Saturday!

  43. Akaleistar says:

    This sounds like a great crust recipe!

  44. Martin Lee says:

    Such a simple recipe but nothing like flaky pastry! Have pinned for future reference, thank you

  45. I am always up for a new pie crust recipe. I can’t wait to try this one.

  46. Monica Pruett
    Twitter: MonicaPruett

    This awesome recipe is being featured as one my my top 10 New Tasty Must Try Side Dishes at Family Fun Friday. Thanks for sharing your cooking talents with us! https://www.happyandblessedhome.com/10-new-must-try-side-dishes/


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