Food Processor Pie Crust

(makes one 10″ pie shell)

1 cup sifted flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold butter, cut into 6-8 pieces

Approx 2 tablespoons chilled (iced) water

  1. Place the flour and salt in the food processor bowl. Pulse-chop briefly.
  2. Add the butter, and pulse-chop the mixture until the butter looks like small pea sized lumps (or smaller) in the flour.
  3. Add the water, ½ tablespoon at a time, and pulse-chop until the mixture has a barely sticky, dough-like texture.
  4. Place the mixture into a bowl, and gently bring the dough together with your hands until it’s a firm ball of dough
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour
  6. When you roll out the dough, give it 5 minutes or so to soften a but so it can be more easily rolled out

You can now roll out the dough, and bake with it.