Press-in-the-Pan Pie Crust Recipe: This No-Roll Pie Crust Is the Best by 30Seconds Food

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Press-in-the-Pan Pie Crust Recipe: This No-Roll Pie Crust Is the Best

Does making a pie crust from scratch intimidate you? This easy press-in-the-pan pie crust recipe doesn't require a messy floured work surface or a rolling pin. Just mix and pat. So simple!

To make this easy homemade pie crust recipe you will need flour, granulated sugar, salt, butter and cream cheese. The ingredients are mixed together and pressed into a pie plate. Now why didn't I think of that, right? 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes for pre-baked shell
Chill Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 (makes 1 pie crust)


  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened but still cold
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened but still cold

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Recipe Notes

  • Don't let the cream cheese and butter get too close to room temperature. You want them still cold but soft.
  • Make this a gluten-free pie crust by using gluten-free flour.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese together with an electric mixer.
  3. Add the flour mixture and continue to beat, scraping down the sides of the bowl, until it resembles a dough. Remove the dough and form into a ball.
  4. Lightly oil a pie plate. Put the dough into the pie plate. Use your hands to press the dough evenly onto the bottom and the sides of the pie plate. Refrigerate the pie shell for at least 1 hour before baking.
  5. If your pie recipe calls for a pre-baked pie shell, prick the bottom of the pie crust with a fork and then bake in a 325-degree F oven for about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 208

Total Fat: 14.1g

Saturated Fat: 8.9g

Cholesterol: 38mg

Sodium: 176mg

Total Carbohydrate: 18.1g

Dietary Fiber: 0.5g

Total Sugars: 3.1g

Protein: 2.7g

Vitamin D: 8mcg

Calcium: 12mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 33mg

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Elisa Schmitz
This sounds easy enough. I always use ready-made pie crust, so this will be an interesting experiment for me!
Julie Rose
Trying this. 😍

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