Pie Crust Recipe High Altitude

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Pie Crust Recipe High Altitude

Create the perfect flaky pie crust for high altitude baking with this easy and foolproof recipe. Whether you’re baking a fruit pie, a savory quiche, or a creamy custard pie, this crust will hold up beautifully and add a delicious buttery flavor to your desserts.


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
  2. Add the cold butter cubes to the bowl and use a pastry cutter or your hands to work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of ice water over the mixture and stir with a fork until the dough starts to come together. If needed, add an additional tablespoon of ice water.
  4. Gather the dough into a ball, flatten it into a disk, and wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  6. Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface and carefully transfer it to a pie dish. Trim and crimp the edges as desired.
  7. Blind bake the crust for 15 minutes, or as directed in your pie recipe.
  8. Fill the pie crust with your desired filling and bake according to your pie recipe.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 pie crust

This flaky and buttery pie crust is perfect for high altitude baking and will take your homemade pies to the next level.

Nutritional information: N/A

With this easy high altitude pie crust recipe, you can confidently bake delicious pies that will impress your family and friends. The buttery, flaky texture of this crust will be the perfect complement to any pie filling, and you’ll love the results every time. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your baking repertoire. So roll up your sleeves, grab your rolling pin, and get ready to create the perfect pie crust for all your high altitude baking needs!