Basic Food Processor Pie Crust

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Easy, foolproof pie crust -- made easy by using your food processor. Prep time includes chilling time.

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.
Most Helpful

This was good and easy. I was able to roll it out for a double crust also. Thanks for a simple, delicious recipe.

Wendy13 April 10, 2010

Super easy pie crust. I was able to get crusts for a double crust pie out of the dough. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ December 27, 2004

This just didn't work for me. Although it was easy to put together and very easy to roll out, I found the finished crust to be somewhat salty and doughy tasting. Usually, butter makes for a crispier crust. No baking temp was given, so I baked it at 375° for about 15 minutes. Perhaps it needed a higher oven temp and longer baking time. Sorry, Lennie.

Marie May 13, 2004