How to make buttery, flaky homemade pie crust in the food processor! It's quick, easy, and absolutely delicious! The best part? Takes less than 10 minutes!
Place butter and shortening cubes in the freezer temporarily to harden.
Add flour, granulated sugar (if using) and the salt to a food processor fitted with blade attachment. Pulse until evenly incorporated. Add the butter and shortening cubes, a few pieces at a time with the motor running, until all fats are incorporated and pea-sized clumps begin to form.
Slowly drizzle in the water through the feed tube, pulsing all the while. Do this until the pie crust has just about formed into a ball.
Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and cut the dough ball in half using a knife or a pastry cutter. Form into two flattened round disks, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until chilled through, at least 2 hours.
Dough will be sticky if not properly chilled. Makes two 12” dough rounds.