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

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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.

    2. Cut in Fat:
      Cover and pulse with on/of 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.