Pie Crust Recipe {made with oil}

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Four ingredients and ten minutes are all you need to make this Oil Pie Crust.

This pie crust made with oil is tender and works great when you don’t feel like messing with fussy pie dough.

Easy oil pie crust recipe. A quick cheater version of pie crust. 10 mins, 4 ingredients. It's tender and delicious too!

Raise your hand if you think making a real pie crust can be a pain. That’s me too. I’ll begrudgingly make one for special occasions or when I want to impress.

It’s great when done well with all the flaky, tender layers, but for me, the filling of the pie is the best part.

Oil Pie Crust

Enter this recipe for a pie crust made with oil. I call it the pie crust for everyday life. This is the recipe my family grew up making.

It’s quick and easy and while the flaky layers aren’t there like a traditional pie crust. It is still a tender crust that works beautifully.

And it gets lots of love for being so much easier than regular pie dough. Here is a quick walk-through of the steps to make the crust.

Easy oil pie crust recipe. A quick cheater version of pie crust. 10 mins, 4 ingredients. It's tender and delicious too!

Measure your ingredients. You’ll only need flour, salt, oil and water.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir gently with a fork until the mixture comes together.

This is key, don’t over mix the dough or it will get tough. It is okay if there is some flour remnants at the bottom of the bowl.

Easy oil pie crust recipe. A quick cheater version of pie crust. 10 mins, 4 ingredients. It's tender and delicious too!

Roll the dough out between two sheets of wax paper. Lightly wet the counter with water and then lay one sheet of wax paper on it.

Place the ball of dough on top, flatten slightly and top with another wax paper. Roll out with a rolling pin to the size of your pie dish.

Then, to easily transfer to your baking dish, peel off the top layer of wax paper, and place face down in the baking dish.

Easy oil pie crust recipe. A quick cheater version of pie crust. 10 mins, 4 ingredients. It's tender and delicious too!

Pie Crust Recipe Made with Oil

Arrange in the plate and carefully peel the second layer of wax paper off. Trim excess pie dough and crimp the edges.

Ta da! An easy, tasty pie crust in less than 1o minutes.

This is the pie crust recipe I use about 3/4 of the time, the other times I use this all butter pie crust recipe from King Arthur Flour. 

I have to really want to impress someone to use that recipe though because there is more work involved.

Easy oil pie crust recipe. A quick cheater version of pie crust. 10 mins, 4 ingredients. It's tender and delicious too!

Wondering what to fill your pie crust with? Try out any of the pies linked below the recipe.

In a hurry? Grab a jar of Blueberry Pie Filling and have it in the oven in no time. If you’re lucky enough to have apples on hand, The Best Apple Pie Ever needs to happen too!

Easy oil pie crust recipe. A quick cheater version of pie crust. 10 mins, 4 ingredients. It's tender and delicious too!

Cheater Oil Pie Crust

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Four ingredients and ten minutes are all you need to make this Oil Pie Crust. This pie crust made with oil is tender and works great when you don't feel like messing with fussy pie dough.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 crusts

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the oil and water at once to the flour and gently stir with a fork until it just comes together in a ball. Do not over stir. Split the dough in half
  • Roll out each half between two sheet of wax paper.
  • Peel off the top layer of paper and place face down in the pie dish. Peel off the second layer of paper. Trim edges and crimp. Repeat the with other half of the dough. Fill pie with your favorite filling and bake as directed in your recipe.
  • This makes 2 crusts, enough for one 8 or 9 inch double crust pie or two single crust pies.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece · Calories: 66kcal · Carbohydrates: 12g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 1g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Sodium: 200mg · Fiber: 1g
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{originally published 8/6/18 – recipe notes and photos updated 3/31/21}

Here are some great pie recipes for your crust:

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Beef Pot Pie

Leftover Pot Roast Pot Pie uses the potatoes, carrots and beef to make a delicious beef pot pie for a quick and easy dinner recipe.

Rhubarb Pie

Old Fashioned Rhubarb Pie has a classic custard base filled with tangy sweet rhubarb. A classic rhubarb recipe handed down from my great grandma. Check out my blog for other great rhubarb recipes.
Easy oil pie crust recipe. A quick cheater version of pie crust. 10 mins, 4 ingredients. It's tender and delicious too!

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  1. Tracy N Semanski says

    Hi Mallory I just used your recipe as a guide and used, “I can’t believe it’s not butter 1 3/4” 3 cups flour mixed in a food processor sugar, and salt. Making Pumpkin pie. Bake at 425 for 15minutes and 375 for 30minutes longer. I’ll keep you posted the crusts are in the fridge.

  2. Lori in Missouri says

    Just a heads up, since you posted such a easy recipe you’ll probably have some beginner bakers who don’t know about blind baking or oven temps and times. 😘 Keep on blogging & baking! ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Sharon says

    5 stars
    Am making it right now! (am heating oven now!). I chilled the oil as well as water so hoping crusts turn out as good as yours look! Are the nutritional values for a single or double-crust as values seem low to me. Thx for posting this recioe!

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