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Pie Dough

Flaky, tender pie crust for savory or sweet pies.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword empanada dough
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Christina Kamp


  • 2 ½ c. Flour
  • ¼ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 sticks 1 C Butter
  • 5-6 T Ice Water


  1. Place flour, baking powder and salt in food processor
  2. Pulse 3 times to mix
  3. Add butter, cut into small pieces, and pulse until mixture is like coarse sand.
  4. Add water 1 T. at a time until dough just begins to come together.
  5. Turn out onto a floured surface and work dough into a ball with as little kneading as possible.
  6. Wrap tightly and chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Continue with empanada instructions.