Perfect Pie Crust Recipe


Perfect Pie Crust Recipe – Here’s How!


Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Serves: 8

Here’s how I make my “Perfect, no-fail, pie crust. I use a food processor and the Perfect Pie Crust Mat from JAZ Innovations and it’s really easy.
Here are the instructions, step-by-step with photos to make things easier.

Pie crust ingredients


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup Crisco (divided)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water


  1. Place the flour and salt in the bowl of your food processor with a steel blade and pulse several times to blend thoroughly.
  1. Add the first 1/3 cup Crisco and pulse until well blended. The mixture should look “grainy”.
    1. Add the second 1/3 cup Crisco and pulse until blended. Don’t overdo it; the mixture should look “chunky” when you’re done.Mixing pie dough in a food processor
    2. With the processor running, slowly add the water—a little bit at a time. Keep pulsing the processor as you add the water. You may need less or more water, depending on the flour you use. Keep pulsing until the dough mixture starts to bind together and form into a ball.
    3. Turn out the dough onto your Pie Mat (link to product page). Cover with a piece of wax paper and press to flatten the dough a bit.
      Pie dough on mat
    4. Roll out the dough until it completely fills the circle on the Pie Mat– that’s the perfect size and thickness for a 9-inch pie.Pie dough rolled out
    5. Remove the wax paper and peel away the excess dough outside the raised circle of the pie mat. Center the pie pan upside down over the circle of dough. Then place your hand under the pie mat and flip it over. Pull away the pie mat and let the dough fall into the pie pan.
  1. Transferring pie dough to dish

Pie dough in dish

8. Form a decorative edge and it’s ready for filling or blind baking. If you’re making a two-crust pie,
just repeat the steps above for the second crust.

Pie dough decorative edge

And there you have it, the recipe to get a pie crust perfect! But the fact is, years ago we found that there were “real world” challenges to get the perfect result.

In other words, there were questions that came up and there didn’t seem to be any easy, clear-cut answers at the time to questions like:

  • How do you get the dough to be the right thickness?
  • How do you transfer the dough to the pie pan without it tearing?

So we invented something that solves the actual problems we had in the kitchen and that’s the Perfect Crust™ Pie Mat. And it REALLY works!

Watch this video and see if you can relate!

Here is the link to the Pie Mat by JAZ Innovations that we mentioned we use:
Perfect Crust™ Pie Mat

Check out these other Kitchen Tools and Gadgets from JAZ Innovations

Oven Rack Guard® Burn Protection

Perfect Crust Pie™ Weight Chain

Cool Touch™ Lid Handle Covers

Splatter Guard Pro™

Perfect Measure™ Measuring Cups

Guard/N Fresh™ Produce Saver


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