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Today’s tutorial is all about how to make a Double Crust Pie recipe! I’m showing you how I make my All Butter Pie Crust and turn it into a 2 crust pie, but you can use ANY pie crust recipe with this method.

full pie with peaches and raspberries around it

What is a Double Crust Pie?

Sometimes you want two crusts on your pie, but knowing some tips and tricks for success are important for the perfect pies.

There are three main ways you make a pie: with a crumble topping, lattice top, or as a double crust pie.

Double crust pies are the easiest ones to make, obviously, because it’s just two crusts put together. You start with the best pie crust recipe and double it to make 2 crusts. Then it’s all about tips for filling an baking.

How to make a Double Crust Pie

  • Cut your pie dough into two parts.
  • Roll out one half of the dough into a thin large circle. I like to do this my super special way: between wax paper so I don’t have to chill it first.
  • Place the pie crust in a pie plate and allow the edges to hang over. Chill.
  • Roll out the second crust – you can see here how I roll it between wax paper and my silicone pie mat. Chill while you make your pie filling.
  • Then fill your pie as desired and place the chilled top crust over the top.

How to bake a double crust pie

Bake the pie according to the recipe directions. I always like to bake at 425°F for about 10-15 minutes then lower the oven temperature to 350°F for the remainder of the baking, but follow the recipe directions.

Also – it’s important to use a pie shield so your crust doesn’t burn around the edges! You can use foil strips if you don’t have a pie shield.

unbaked 2 crust pie

Important Tips

  • It is VERY important that you cut slits in your pie crust for air to escape. Otherwise it’ll blow up like a balloon!
  • You can also make this into a decorative pie crust by using cookie cutters or cutting shapes instead of just plain slits.
  • To get your crust nice and golden, brush it with egg wash and sprinkle with sanding sugar.
  • Because this crust is made with all butter, it will warm up quickly allowing you to crimp the edges as desired. Keep it chilled until ready to fill.
unbaked 2 crust pie

How to make a Double Crust Pie

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Learn how to make a Double Crust Pie from scratch! Make a homemade butter pie crust and then make a 2 crust pie with any filling – apple, berry, peach – this is the perfect tutorial to learn how to make a pie crust.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 10 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


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  • Roll out one half of the pie dough (or one pie crust). Place it in the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Let the edges hang over.
  • Fill pie as desired.
  • Roll out top crust. Place over the pie and allow the edges to hang over. Trim excess from the top and bottom crust.
  • Fold the two crusts together, then crimp as desired.
  • Cut slits in the top crust. Brush with eggwash. Cover the edges with foil or a pie shield.
  • Bake according to recipe directions. (With my all butter crust I usually bake at 425°F for 10 minutes then lower the oven temp to 350° then bake until browned, about 40-50 minutes, but follow the directions for the pie you're using.

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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Dorothy Kern

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  1. I’m looking for suggestions on making a deep dish apple pie with ingredient amounts?? I know you said to double the recipe if you are making a two crust pie, but what if I am making a deep dish apple pie with two crust?? Not sure of the amounts? Thank you! Very interested in making your pie crust, cause I also do not like to chill the dough first. So glad I found you!

    1. I actually haven’t ever made a deep dish apple pie with this crust – but it should work just fine if you roll it thinner.