Greg's Pie Crust

A simple crust that can be used for any dessert pie that you like. I originally got this recipe from Greg, who was an RA at my dorm when I was in undegrad.

This recipe should be enough to make at least one pie, but could even be enough for two if you have a small tin. It takes roughly 2 hours to make.



  1. Mix flour, salt, sugar, and butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  2. Mix in 0.5 cups buttermilk.
  3. Flatten into two disks, each roughly 1/4" thick. Store in refrigerator at least 1 hour; preferably overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  5. Prepare your preferred filling. Roll out the dough into a flat sheet and assemble the pie to your liking.
  6. Beat an egg with 1 tbsp buttermilk. Brush surface of pie with egg wash.
  7. Bake 15 minutes at 425° F, then reduce temperature to 350° F; bake 40 minutes.
  8. Remove pie from oven; let cool for 30 minutes.