Perfect Processor Pie Pastry

Recipe by Sageca
READY IN: 10mins


  • 2 12
    cups flour
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 8
    tablespoons butter, cold cubed
  • 8
    tablespoons shortening, cold cubed
  • 6
    tablespoons ice water
  • 2
    teaspoons sugar (optional)


  • Place flour and salt in food processor. Pulse 2-3 seconds.
  • Add butter and shortening to flour.
  • Pulse until fat is reduced to tiny pieces.
  • With motor running, drizzle ice water through feed tube.
  • Process continuously until particles are moistened but NOT yet formed into a ball.
  • Remove dough from bowl and shape into a ball.
  • Divide in 2 flat disks.
  • Cover each with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator at least 30 minutes before rolling.
  • Makes 1 (9”) double crust or 2 (9”) single crust pies.
  • Tips:.
  • It is essential the butter, shortening and water be ice cold.
  • Use minimal amount of water and take care not to overprocess after adding it.
  • Best if you form the ball, not the machine.
  • Add sugar to the flour if you are making a sweet pie.
  • Can be made by hand using a pastry cutter.