Food Processor Pie or Tart Pastry

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by CookingMonster

My mom swears by this pie crust. I personally haven't tried this one, but have tasted hers and watched her make it. It is easy and always turns out.

Top Review by Genie Lorene

I made this last night and was really impressed. When I didn't get the "coarse meal" texture I was really worried. And as I steadily poured the water in I was even more worried, then suddenly it began to form the ball of dough (more like a cylinder of dough in my processor) and it was perfect. I used butter instead of margarine. My only complaint is that it was far too salty. I think half or less of the salt would have worked fine. I was using this for a savory dish so didn't use the sugar. I'm not a baker though so maybe I should have used the sugar anyway, I have no idea. Regardless, it came out extremely well, rolled out well, held together well, and baked up very nicely. Thank you and thank your Mom!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 13 cups flour
  • 12 cup cold margarine (must be very cold)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 14 cup ice water


  1. With chopping blade, put all ingredients except water in bowl of food processor.
  2. (Margarine should be cut into small cubes, and put in separately.)
  3. Process until mixture is consistency of coarse meal(5-10 seconds).
  4. With machine running, pour water steadily and slowly through feed tube. You may not need all the ice water.
  5. A ball of dough will form above blade (30-50 seconds).
  6. Remove from food processor.
  7. Use immediately or chill for later use.
  8. Makes two 8-inch pie crusts.

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