A homemade crust can turn a good pie into an amazing one, delivering more flavor and a lighter, flakier texture than a store-bought crust can. It can be intimidating to make a pie crust from scratch when you have to do it by hand, however, and many people will opt out of homemade pie crusts just because they worry about screwing it up. If you have a food processor, you can take some of the “scary” out of making pie crust, because you can do it quickly and easily in one! I made a video demo to walk you through the process of How to Make Pie Crust in the Food Processor, but the general idea is that you pulse the butter into the flour mixture with the food processor, rather than cutting the butter in with your fingertips.
The recipe included in the video is for a single, all butter crust. It can be doubled for double crust pies. You can get a great, flaky crust with this method in very little time. I think that my crusts might be a touch flakier when I make them by hand – but when I need to make multiple crusts it definitely makes my life a lot easier to do a few batches by food processor.
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