Pie Crusts

The perfect pie starts with a flaky, buttery crust. We're sharing our best piecrust recipes and tips for no-fail crust. Whether you're baking a single-crust breakfast quiche or a classic double-crust apple pie, we have tips and techniques for mastering perfect pastry.

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How to Make an All-Butter Piecrust for the Best Holiday Pies

If you believe butter is best, or you ran out of shortening and need to know how to make piecrust without shortening, here's how to make a piecrust containing only flour, salt, butter, and water. The combination is almost magical in how it bakes up into light, flaky piecrusts.

All Butter Pie Crust

You can skip the shortening this holiday season, because, as the name suggests, Erin McDowell's All-Buttah pie crust recipe uses just butter, flour, salt, and water. You can adapt the recipe for almost filling, so keep it handy for all your pumpkin, apple, chocolate, and pecan pies!

Mini Candied-Lemon Vanilla Tarts

This recipe has just the right amount of sweetness accompanied by a bite of citrus. The candied lemon isn't necessary, but if you are big into lemon, you won't want to skip it.

Taco Pie with Avocado Pie Crust

Use half avocado and half shortening for a flaky, savory crust that's the perfect partner for a taco-flavored beef and black bean filling.
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Deep-Dish Pastry Shell

A springform pan is the secret to this seriously deep crust. Stuff it with your favorite fruit filling.