Extra-Flaky Piecrust

Preparation info
  • Makes


    9 inch piecrusts
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Back in the Day Bakery Made With Love

By Cheryl Day and Griffith Day

Published 2015

  • About

My grandmother taught me how to make pie dough. Her secret ingredient (aside from her loving touch) was a splash of cider vinegar. The vinegar helps relax the dough, which makes it easy to roll it out and fit it into the pan. This all-butter crust still amazes me every single time I make it. The various-sized chunks of butter melt as the dough bakes, leaving little voids that create layers and layers of flaky crust.

Making a piecrust from scratch takes a bit of courage, but once you