Food Processor Pastry Dough

The secret to good crust is to have everything very cold and to handle it as little as possible. Use frozen or almost frozen lard, butter, and/or shortening as your fat and ice water, and then chill the dough well before rolling. Process the dough as little as possible and use only the amount of water needed to allow YOU to form it into a ball, not the machine."
Photo by Addie P.

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One 9-inch Pie Shell

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Ingredients

  • 1

    cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 2

    teaspoons sugar

  • 1/4

    cup chilled butter

  • 1

    tablespoon chilled shortening

  • 1

    egg yolk

  • 2

    tablespoons cold water

Directions

To food processor add flour, sugar and salt. Add chilled butter and chilled shortening. Pulse this 3 or 4 times for 2-3 seconds each time until mixture is crumbly. In small bowl, blend egg yolk and water. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the flour mixture in the food processor and pulse this 2-4 times, for 2-3 seconds each time, until mixture pulls away from the sides of the bowl and clings together. Remove dough from the processor, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Flour work surface and rolling pin when working with the dough. Roll to desired size.

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