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Perfect Homemade Pie Crust
Pie Crust In the Food Processor
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

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!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pie Crust In the Food Processor
Servings: 12
Calories: 217 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into tiny cubes
  • 8 tablespoons cold shortening cut into tiny cubes
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoon granulated sugar (omit for savory dishes)
  • 1/2 cup of ice-cold water
  1. Place butter and shortening cubes in the freezer temporarily to harden. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

Recipe Notes

Dough will be sticky if not properly chilled. Makes two 12” dough rounds.

Nutrition Facts
Pie Crust In the Food Processor
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 254mg11%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 246IU5%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.