Low Calorie Easy Pie Crust

Low Calorie Easy Pie Crust

Even with only 40 grams of butter, this dough is nice and crispy!!

Ingredients: 20-cm diameter pie crust

Cake flour (or all-purpose flour)
100 g
40 g
a small amount
Chilled water
50 ml
Strong flour (for dusting)
as needed


1. Cube the butter, then chill. Sift flour on your work space.
2. Add butter and salt to the dough, and using a dough scraper, chop the butter into the flour. Add the chilled water and mix the dough with cutting motions. After bringing it together, let the dough chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
3. Dust flour onto a working surface and roll out the dough into a narrow strip. Fold the top and bottom into the middle, rotate 90°, then fold into fourths (bring the top and bottom ends into the center, then fold in half) and chill for 30 minutes.
4. Repeat Step 3, chill the dough, then it's ready to use!!
5. "Makibaru Mama" used this recipe to make chocolate croissants. That means this pie crust can be used for other pastries, too.

Story Behind this Recipe

I referenced several recipes to come up with one that uses as little butter as possible.