Pastry Crust (Pie Crust)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by appleydapply

Easy food processor pie crust. I adapted from a Kitchenaid cookbook - theirs was good, but didn't make quite enough crust. This recipe makes enough for one double-crust pie, or two single-crust pies.

Top Review by Chocolatl

This is a modern method with old-fashioned taste. I used this for an apple pie just as it is. I used it for a chicken pie, and substituted 1/2 cup rye flour for 1/2 cup of the all-purpose flour. I chilled the dough both before and after rolling, and both times it was tender and flaky. A great way to make a delicious pie crust with very little work. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Add flour and salt to food processor work bowl fitted with multi-purpose blade. Pulse for 2 seconds to blend.
  2. Add shortening and butter. Pulse 3-4 times, about 2-3 seconds each time, until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Sprinkle 5 tablespoons ice-cold water over mixture and pulse 1-3 times, about 2-3 seconds each time, until mixture pulls away from sides of work bowl and starts to form a loose ball. If necessary you can add up to 1-2 more tablespoons of water a bit at a time, but don't let it get too wet.
  4. Remove from bowl and form into 2 balls.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a circle.
  6. Use crusts as directed in your recipe, for one double-crust pie, or two single-crust pies.

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