Three Babe's Mini Pie Crusts Recipe

Colin Price

Three Babes Bakeshop shares their flakey all-butter crust for your mini pies.

Recipe Details

Three Babe's Mini Pie Crusts Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 45 mins
Serves 6 mini pie crusts


  • 9 tablespoons (1 stick plus 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cups (about 7 1/2 ouncesall-purpose flour

  • Cream, for brushing crust

  • Coarse sugar, for finishing crust

  • Kosher salt

  • Butter, for greasing your muffin tin


  1. Place butter in a bowl in the freezer. Combine water, vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small bowl and stir until dissolved. Transfer to freezer.

  2. Measure the flour into a chilled bowl. Remove the butter from the freezer and, using a pastry cutter, cut into the flour until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Use your hands to break up any large pieces of butter.

  3. Sprinkle the flour and butter with the water and vinegar mixture a little at a time, tossing the mixture at first and then pressing together with a spatula, until the dough just comes together. Pat the dough into a disk, wrap with plastic, and chill for at least 1 hour in the fridge.

  4. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough out into an even rectangle, that’s at least 9- by 13-inches. Use the lid of a takeout container and a pizza slicer (or just use a very large biscuit cutter) to cut 4-inch circles from the sheet of dough. Carefully transfer to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and chill for 30 minutes. If the scraps are still cold, you can re-roll them and use the pizza slicer to slice thin strips for lattice. Place those into the refrigerator to chill separately for later use (if you are making fruit lattice mini pies).

  5. Melt about 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and use a pastry brush or a paper towel to generously grease the top and cups of a muffin tin.

  6. Fit your circles into the muffin tin, making sure that there are no air bubbles on the bottom or sides of the pan. Chill in refrigerator while you make your filling.

Special equipment

pastry cutter, spatula, standard size muffin tin, pastry brush

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
320 Calories
21g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 320
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 28%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 44mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)