Alan's Pie Pastry

Fill this classic butter pie pastry crust with pumpkin pie filling, apple pie filling, or any berry flavor that's seasonal.

Alan's Pie Pastry
Photo: Squire Fox
Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins


  • 3 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ - 1 tablespoon kosher salt (such as Diamond® crystal)

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ¾ cup cold unsalted butter, cut up

  • cup ice cold water

  • 2 tablespoon sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon vinegar


  1. In a very large bowl combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in butter leaving pea sized chunks.

  2. In a 2 cup glass measure whisk water, sour cream, and vinegar; pour, all at once into flour mixture, and quickly distribute. Stop!

  3. Make sure dough is slightly crumbly. Divide dough mixture into 3 equal portions (about 12 to 13 ounces each) Refrigerate for 2 hours and best overnight (finish by hand). DO NOT OVERMIX- the finished dough should break, not stretch.

  4. Gently knead in bag to bring dough together. Form into discs.

  5. Use at once or wrap and store in refrigerator for several days or in freezer for up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in refrigerator if frozen.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1551 Calories
111g Fat
124g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 1551
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 111g 142%
Saturated Fat 69g 345%
Cholesterol 289mg 96%
Sodium 408mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 124g 45%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 17g
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 7.4mg 41%
Potassium 212mg 5%
Folate, total 294.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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