You Can Make Pie Dough From Scratch. A Toddler Could Make Pie Dough From Scratch.

What to eat. What not to eat.
Nov. 27 2013 4:44 PM

How to Make Pie Dough

It’s not hard. And you don’t need a food processor.

The greatest trick the prepared-food industry ever pulled was convincing the world pie dough is hard to make. It’s not. All you need are four ingredients that you probably already have, a bowl, a refrigerator, and a rolling pin.

In this video, Slate’s food and drink editor offers tips for making make delicious, buttery, homemade pie crust with crimped edges.

For more on Thanksgiving pie, check out Slate’s recipe for maple pecan pie.

L.V. Anderson is a Slate assistant editor. She edits Slate's food and drink sections and writes Brow Beat's recipe column, You're Doing It Wrong. Follow her on Twitter.

Krishnan Vasudevan is a regular video contributor to Slate. Follow him on Twitter.

Chris Wade is a video and podcast producer for Slate and occasional contributor to Brow Beat. Follow him on Twitter.