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Do You Make Pie Dough in a Food Processor?

The easiest way to make pie dough is with the help of a food processor. First you pulse the flour with salt, then you add the cold butter (or shortening), and finally, you finish with icy cold water. In a few quick minutes the dough comes together. Although pie dough can be made by hand or with a pastry cutter, I think the food processor technique is the best. Is this how you make pie dough?

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bsanf3 bsanf3 5 years
I started long ago making dough by hand, but lately just the processor it's easier to control/tweak the recipe.
ticamorena ticamorena 5 years
mostly, no. we have a full sized processor and i have occasionally used it to make dough, but i find that by the time i take all the components out, plug it in and factor in washing, drying and packing away the processor after use, i could have made the dough by hand. plus, it's a good skill to know if you have to prepare it somewhere without a processor
Spectra Spectra 5 years
Nope, only because I don't have one. My grandma never used one and she was the one that showed me how to make pie crust. I use a pastry cutter and it works great.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
I would if I had one. I usually don't mind making stuff by hand, like kneading doughs, but the problem with pie dough is that it gets warm too quickly in your hands.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 5 years
I just recently got a food processor and haven't tried to make pie dough with it yet. My mom uses her food processor and her pies are always wonderful.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 5 years
The Cooks Illustrated recipe is the best one I've used, and it's made mostly in a food processor. So I definitely use this method!
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 5 years
I use a pastry cutter since my food processor is too old and too small.
susanec susanec 5 years
I always do it by hand. I don't even have a full size food processor.
amber512 amber512 5 years
I have never made pie dough before!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 5 years
I have a mini processer so it's too small. I probably would if I had a regular-sized one but for now I just buy premade at the store.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Yes, but my food processor is on the small side. I'm looking forward to the day I have a newer, larger one!
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