Perfect Pie Crust

Try your hand at making your own pie crusts this holiday season, with this easy-to-follow picture tutorial on how to make the perfect pie crust. You'll be rolling out pie crusts like a pro before too long!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 pie crust


  • 1-1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 6-8 tablespoons ice water


  1. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Add oil and egg yolk, tossing mixture with a fork until crumbs form. Pour ice water over crumbs, stirring until a ball of dough forms. Refrigerate dough in plastic wrap until ready to use.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out into a 9-in circle, trimming edges as necessary. Roll up circle of dough on rolling pin. Carefully transfer crust rolled up on the rolling pin to a 9-in pie plate. Unroll dough from rolling pin and fit into pie plate, trimming edges as necessary.
  3. Add decorative edging to crust if desired, then proceed with pie recipe.

Recipe Notes

You can store your pie crust dough in the refrigerator up to 2 days.