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How to Make Pie Crust in a Food Processor

Pie crust made simpler with the help of a food processor!
How to pie crust in a food processor | completelydelicious.com
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  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour (300 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar , optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , cold and cut into cubes (226 grams)
  • cup ice cold water (118 ml)


  • Put the flour, sugar (if using) and salt in a large food processor fitted with the metal blade and pulse a few times to combine. Add the cubed butter and pulse 2-3 times until butter is broken up into pieces the size of large peas.
  • Slowly begin to add ⅓ water and then while still pouring, run the food processor until all the water has been added and mixture begins to come together (mixer will actually begin to make a different sound), but stop before it forms a complete ball. Some crumbs are okay.
  • Turn dough out onto a clean surface and form into 2 equal disks. Cover in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hours and up to 5 days. Pie crust also freezes very well, up to 2 months.
  • Proceed with pie recipe as instructed.


  • Makes enough dough for one 9-inch pie.
  • Be sure to also check out my full tutorial on how to make the flakiest pie crust.
  • You can find my buttermilk pie crust variation here. It's my favorite for fruit pies!
  • I have only used this method for traditional all-butter pie crusts. It's possible that other types of pie crust will have different results.


Calories: 281kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 49mg, Sodium: 236mg, Potassium: 39mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 567IU, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg
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