Food Processor Pie Pastry

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How to Find a Pastry Recipe That Works for YOU

I am always so taken aback when people tell me the reason they’ve never baked a pie is because they aren’t very good at pastry. I mean, I can relate because I was THAT person at one point in my life. I’ve been there too. In the end, my love for pie won out over my fear and I began to search for that elusive pie in the sky…a pastry recipe that worked for me EVERY. DAMN. TIME.

Not possible you say? Well, I tried sooo many recipes until I found it. You probably know there’s a plethora of pastry recipes out there on the internet and I’m not saying that this one is the one for you. In fact, I encourage you to give as many a try as you can. Who knows? The 7 Up or Vodka Recipe might work for you or maybe you prefer to use your mixer instead of a food processor. I bet you could even find a great recipe for doing it the old fashioned way…by hand! The most important thing is…and I can’t stress this enough is that you give it your best shot. Believe me when I say this, pastry dough can smell your fear. Have confidence and make that pastry behave!

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So you see? Once you have found your pastry groove with this Food Processor Pie Pastry a whole new world of pie is open to you! You can make sweet or savoury pies, two crusts pies or open pies, handpies, galettes, quiches, cream pies, fruit pies, chocolate pies…

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Food Processor Pie Pastry

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Food Processor Pastry Recipe

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This is the pastry recipe I use every time I make a pie. It's easy and comes together quickly in the food processor.
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Serves:1
  • Freezable:Yes

Nutrition per portion

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups (360 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (if making a savoury pastry) OR 1 tbsp granulated sugar (if making a sweet pastry)
  • 1 cup (227 grams) very cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (2 sticks)
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water
Method
  1. Add 1 1/2 cups flour and salt to a food processor. Pulse 2 to 3 times until combined.
  2. Scatter butter cubes over flour and process until the flour becomes 'sandy'; maybe 10 seconds.
  3. Add the remaining cup of flour. Have your cold water ready and begin processing
  4. With the processor running, drizzle the water in a little at a time. It might take a while to get the dough to clump together and you may or may not use all of the water.
  5. Remove dough from bowl and place in a mound on a clean surface. Cut dough in half then form each half into discs.
  6. Wrap each disc with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour, and up to 2 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months (just thaw it overnight in the fridge before using).
  7. Before rolling, take pastry out and let sit for ten minutes. Flour your work surface and roll one disk of dough until it reaches your desired thickness.

10 comments

  1. Julia Frey

    I completely agree we need to try many recipes before we find the one and then practice at that one! I have one of those loved recipes that came to me via my mother-in-law but it’s too flaky to actually make a lattice top. I need to try yours as I love pretty pies!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Too flaky is not usually much of a problem is it a traditional ‘by hand’ recipe? Thanks for stopping by Julia!

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  2. Nicoletta @sugarlovespices

    It is so beautiful to see all your gorgeous pies one next to other! They all look amazing and I have a soft spot for pies (and tarts 😉 ). Making them and eating them 🙂 . Beautiful job and still congratulations on the new look of your website. P.s I’ve used both the food processor, the stand mixer, and the old-style bowl and pastry cutter and I have to say I really like the food processor!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Yay! Another food processor convert! I can never make enough pies…though they all the ones I have made aren’t on this collage either. It’s clear my pies need some love in the photography department…so much work these blogs!

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  3. Dana

    Bernice! Baking isn’t my jam and making dough from scratch has always frightened me since I bake so rarely. If one thing is my weakness, it’s PIES. I just might have to give it a go. Truly never knew you could do this in a food processor! Today I learned 🙂

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    1. Bernice Hill

      It’s really not that difficult, you can do it!! I hope you do give it a try Dana. Soon you’ll be baking extra fancy pies…I just know it.

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  4. Denise from Urb'n'Spice

    This is a fantastic post, Bernice! It gives everyone permission to overcome the ‘fear of crusts’, as I like to call it. I watched when I was a small child at my Mom’s side while she made pie dough. She made it look so easy throwing all the ingredients into a shallow tin bowl and it always turned out beautifully. I thought, ‘how hard can this be?’ My first attempts could have bounced off the wall – they were so tough! I have learned a thing or two merely by persisting, as you suggested. A food processor is an excellent tool for pie dough – it makes quick work of the task. I love your collage of pies! Thanks so much for sharing your food processor pie pastry – we all thank you! Pie bakers unite! 🙂

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Thank you so much Denise…I’ve definitely had my share of pastry disasters! So many…and persistence definitely pays off. Glad to have found another kindred pie spirit!

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  5. Nicole | Culinary Cool

    This pastry looks incredible! I love employing modern appliances to get the job done. Way easier than working it by hand! And might I say all your pies looks so damn tasty and gorgeous! You’ve got quite the skill, lady!!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      yay for modern technology!! I could say ‘wonder what my grandma would think’ but I know she’d be happy I found the easy way out lol.

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