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Clabber Girl Pie Crust

Categories: Pies & Tarts

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Does baking powder belong in a pie crust? A small amount of baking powder in the crust is not enough to leaven the crust, per se, but it simply helps you avoid any doughy, under baked areas of the crust that occasionally happen to even the best home bakers.


  • 1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 10 Tbsp. butter cold and cut into chunks
  • 3-4 Tbsp. ice water as needed


Mix the flour, Clabber Girl Baking Powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs with some pea-size pieces of butter. Gradually stir in enough of the water for the dough to clump together. Gather up the dough and form into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled but not hard, 1-2 hours.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 1/8-inch thick round. Transfer to a 10-inch pie dish, trimming the dough to a 1/2-inch overhang around the edges of the dish. Tuck the overhang under the dough on the rim and flute the edges. Prick holes in the bottom with a fork. You can make the crust in advance and store in the freezer for up to 3 days. No need to thaw the crust before baking.

Recipe by Mani Niall.

View the video on how to make our pie crust here: