Gramma John’s Pat in Pan Pie Crust

Making pie crust from scratch is like kid’s play when you use Gramma John’s Pie Crust recipe. It’s simple and delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pie, pie crust, pie dough
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 pie round
Calories 1265 kcal
Author Jessica Fisher


  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into chunks
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cold water


  1. In a medium bowl, combine together the flour and salt. Add the butter chunks and cut them into the flour mixture with a pastry blender, or two knives held together. You can also use a food processor for quicker work. Kids can do this with a fork if that is easier for them. Work these ingredients together until they form pea-sized crumbs. 

  2. Quickly stir in the cold water a tablespoon at a time and combine until a large pea size clumps form. Transfer these to the pie plate. 

  3. Pat the dough into a pie plate, pushing the dough across the bottom of the pie plate and up the sides.

  4. Use as is in recipes that call for an unbaked pie shell. For recipes that call for a pre-baked crust, bake it for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees until light golden brown. Cool completely before pouring in your filling.

Nutrition Facts
Gramma John’s Pat in Pan Pie Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1265 Calories from Fat 846
% Daily Value*
Fat 94g145%
Saturated Fat 59g369%
Cholesterol 244mg81%
Sodium 1976mg86%
Potassium 125mg4%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 2836IU57%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.