This easy fresh milled flour pie crust is perfect for savory pot pies, sweet dessert pies, homemade pop-tarts, quiches, tarts and more! Made in your food processor to keep it quick and effortless.Jump to Recipe
Making homemade pie crust sounds time consuming, but this recipe is foolproof and your food processor does the work! It only takes about 10 minutes to whip it up and be on your way to making delicious, fresh milled treats for your family or for gatherings.
What You’ll Need To Make Easy Fresh Milled Flour Pie Crust
Fresh Milled Flour: I use soft white wheat berries for this recipe.
Chilled Butter: Freeze your butter cubes for 20 minutes. I used unsalted butter. Feel free to use salted, but maybe use less or leave the salt called for in the recipe out. Depends on your taste.
Ice Cold Water: Just throw some ice cubes in a glass of water.
Food Processor: This does the work for you and you will get consistent results EVERY time.
When making pie dough, you want your ingredients to be cold, ICE cold. Slice your butter into cubes and stick in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Make some ice water in a small cup while your butter is chilling. In the meantime mill your soft white wheat berries into fresh flour. I didn’t take any extra steps to chill my flour.
Now that you have all of your ingredients ready:
- Add flour and salt to food processor and pulse to combine.
- Add in butter and process for 10 continuous seconds, until the mixture looks like coarse breadcrumbs.
- Add eggs and process for 5 seconds
- Add ice water and process for 20 seconds.
Flip your pie dough onto a floured work surface, split in half for 2 pie crusts, and roll out. I set my rolled out pie crust on wax or parchment paper to chill in the refrigerator.
Refrigerate your rolled out pie crust for 30 minutes to an hour and then use as instructed in the recipe you’re using if for.
If this is something you will be making a lot, you can keep cubes of butter frozen in an airtight container so they’re ready whenever you need to pull them out for a batch.
For the steps in the food processor, you’ll want to count and be accurate so you aren’t over mixing the dough.
If you dread rolling out pie dough because it’s always cracking and crumbly don’t worry! With this recipe you roll it out right after it’s mixed and then chill it in the fridge. It’s wonderful! It’s so soft and supple and leaves you with a beautiful crust to work with.
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Easy Fresh Milled Flour Pie Crust
- Food Processor
- 1 cup butter 2 sticks, cubed, frozen
- 3 cups fresh milled soft white wheat flour (1.5 cups wheat berries) Can use regular all purpose if you don't have fresh milled.
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 4 tbsp ice cold water
- Cut the butter into cubes and put in the freezer for 20 minutes. I just cut into tablespoon slices by the markings on the butter stick wrapper.
- Add the flour and salt to the food processor. Pulse to combine.
- Add chilled butter and process for 10 seconds. It will look like coarse bread crumbs.
- Add the eggs and process for 5 seconds.
- Add ice water and process for 20 seconds. The dough should now start clumping together.
- Turn the mixture out onto a floured work surface. If using for pies, split it in half and roll out to desired size.
- Move to parchment or wax paper to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. Then use as instructed in whatever recipe you're using that calls for a crust.
- For later use you can wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 3 days, or freeze for 1 month. Bring refrigerated pie crust back to room temperature at least 30 minutes before rolling. Thaw frozen pie dough overnight in the refrigerator, then bring back to room temperature at least 30 minutes before rolling out.
Try some of my other recipes that use soft white wheat: