How to Make Pie Crust Using a Food Processor

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How to Make Pie Crust Using a Food Processor

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Things To Grab

  • Large food processor
  • Tablespoon
  • Rolling pin
  • 9-inch pie plate
  • 1-1/2 c. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. Hy-Vee salt
  • 1/2 c. Hy-Vee all-purpose vegetable shortening
  • 5 to 7 tablespoons ice cold water

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    Shortcut your way to a homemade pastry by using a food processor. It works quickly for consistent results. Follow these steps and proceed fearlessly into your pie-making adventure.

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    1. Add Ingredients: 
      Combine the flour, sugar and salt, then place the shortening on top. Find the full ingredients list in our Single-Crust Pie Pastry recipe.

    2. Cut in Fat: 
      Cover and pulse with on/off turns until mixture resembles cornmeal with pea-size pieces of shortening.

    3. Add Water: 
      Sprinkle ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, over flour mixture. Cover and pulse with on/off turns.

    4. Form the Dough: 
      Continue adding water and pulsing until the flour mixture is moistened and holds together.

    5. Roll Pastry: 
      Roll from center to edges on a lightly floured surface using a lightly floured rolling pin.

    6. Transfer Pastry: 
      Carefully wrap the pastry around a rolling pin and transfer to a pie plate. Folding it into fourths and easing it into the dish without stretching will also work.