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Freezer-Ready Pie Crust

Keep your holiday baking on point with this freezer shortcut.

This freezer pie crust recipe saves us so much time in the kitchen. We can have a batch of this dough in the freezer in less than 20 minutes, and it’s ready to thaw whenever we need it. From savory pot pies to decadent chocolate tarts, we use these crusts in so many different ways.

They’re flaky, buttery and full of scratch-made goodness…a hundred times better than store-bought varieties, and with this freezer-friendly process, these crusts are almost as easy! We took advantage of a rainy fall day not too long ago and filled our freezer with these pre-made pie crusts. Now we’re ready to tackle some serious holiday baking!

Serves 2 9-inch pie crusts or 6 3-inch tart crusts

20 minutes

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), cubed
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  1. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar and salt in large bowl or food processor. Add butter. Process 15 seconds or mix with pastry cutter until mixture begins to clump and flour is coated.
  2. Stir in remaining 1 cup of flour until incorporated and dough appears crumbly. Sprinkle with ice water. Fold dough with a rubber spatula until sticky.
  3. Divide dough in half. Flatten each half to 4-inch diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap and seal in freezer-proof container. Thaw overnight in refrigerator before using as usual.

Recipe adapted from Once A Month Meals

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