Basic Food Processor Pie Crust

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“Easy, foolproof pie crust -- made easy by using your food processor. Prep time includes chilling time.”
1hr 10mins
1 pie crust

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Insert metal blade into your food processor.
  2. Add flour, butter and salt and process until mixture is like coarse meal; it takes about 8 to 10 seconds.
  3. Add ice water and pulse, not process, until dough begins to clump together; don't let it form a ball.
  4. Remove dough from processor and place in a freezer-size plastic storage zippie bag.
  5. Work through the bag to press dough together into a ball; then press into a flat disc.
  6. Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
  7. When you need it, roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  8. Makes enough dough for a single 9 or 10-inch pie shell.
  9. Note that this is the recipe provided by Cuisinart; I am not quite as fussy and it always works for me; the key is the ice-cold butter, the ice-cold water, and not letting it process too long.

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