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Easy Pie Crust (One Crust Pie)

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This is the easiest crust to make! The ingredients will already be in your house. No pastry cutting, no rolling pin, no physical exertion, no stress, just a lovely, flaky crust. If you want secret ingredients, they're easy to add (I'll tell you how) and up to you.

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 5 minutes
    5-10 minutes baking (but only if you need your crust baked before you fill it, for quiche or cream pie)
    Total time: 5-15 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 cup oil of your choice
    3 Tablespoons cold water

Number of Servings

  • 6-8


  • Bowl
    Pie dish
    Non-stick cooking spray


  • None

Additional Notes

Breathe, you can do this! Your friends will be impressed, and no one needs to know how easy this was for you to make.

Please note that this makes only a bottom crust. If you’re making a 2-crust pie (one with a top crust), try Cindy’s Favorite Pie Crust. Equally easy, but you do have to roll it out.

Want to use this for a quiche? Listen to Tuna Quiche and cook along. You’ll learn there how easy it is to make a quiche of any flavor with whatever you have on hand at home. A quick way to feed surprise guests, especially when this crust takes so little time and effort.