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How to make a pie crust in the food processor (video)

Food processor Crust
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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  • Judy
    November 20, 2012

    Looks like making pie crust is a breeze using a food processor. I have been doing it by hand. Must try this method! Thanks Nicole for sharing!

  • Jeff @ Cheeseburger
    November 21, 2012

    It’s really intimidating and time consuming to create pie crust by hand. This method definitely addresses both these issues.

  • Ellen
    November 21, 2012

    Crusts turned out great. Thanks for the video. It helped a lot. I did 3 batches in about 30 minutes including prep. One question… is each batch intended for 1 or 2 crusts? They’ve been rolling out to about 1 1/2 crusts, so my 3 batches have made 5 total crusts.

  • carmen chavez
    May 30, 2013

    thank you so much for this fantastic demonstration. My mother used to make it be…look…so hard. I eager to try this.

  • Kelly
    February 24, 2014

    I tried this recipe a few days ago and it came out great. Way easier than making it by hand, thanks.

  • Amy
    August 15, 2014

    Thanks Nicole, the easiest and simplest pie crust I have ever made. My clients are thrilled. Thanks Nicole again. You rock!!

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