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Easy Flakey Pie Dough

This easy flakey pie dough recipe is all it claims to be! It is super flakey almost like puff pastry, super easy and doesn’t need any advanced baking skills, very versatile so it can be used both sweet or savoury, and most importantly, this easy flakey pie dough taste so much better than anything you buy ready made! Take the challenge because this is a no fail fool proof recipe!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword delicious pie dough, easy flakey pie dough, pie dough recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 pie
Calories 591 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 1 stick of unsalted butter , frozen and the grated using a regular large size grater.
  • 1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar ** see note
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt **see note
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons of icy cold water
  • Flavors** see note


  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt and sugar and any flavors you like.
  2. Add the frozen grated butter onto the flour and use a fork to gently coat the butter into the flour mixture.
  3. Add 2 Tablespoons of the cold water and use the same fork to gently mix it into the flour-butter mixture. Touch the dough and try to clump it together. If you feel it is dry and doesn’t hold together, add water 1 Tablespoon at a time and mix gently after each addition until the dough clumps together—but it should not feel dry and fall apart, nor should it be sticky or wet, it should just hold together.
  4. Clump the dough into a circle and wrap it in plastic wrap.
  5. With the palm of your hands, press down on the plastic wrap until the dough forms a disc.
  6. Chill the dough for 30 minutes minimum or flash freeze it for 15 minutes.
  7. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface or between 2 sheets of parchment paper.
  8. Cut or use the dough as per your recipe.
  9. Bake at a 400 degrees (no less) to ensure flakiness.
  10. **The amount of salt and sugar may vary according to your recipe, the basic guideline is:
  11. For a sweet pie dough: use 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  12. For a savory pie dough: use 1 teaspoon of sugar and up to 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  13. ** Flavor this dough with nuts, orange or lemon zests, vanilla extract, cinnamon or any sweet flavorings you like. Or use: nuts, spices, herbs, or cheeses for a savoury version.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Flakey Pie Dough
Amount Per Serving
Calories 591 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 589mg26%
Potassium 167mg5%
Carbohydrates 123g41%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.