Food Processor Pie Pastry

Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
219 Calories
15g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 219
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 28mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This pie pastry is a snap to prepare with the help of your food processor. The recipe makes enough pastry for a one-crust pie.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces, ice cold

  • 4 tablespoons shortening, cut in small pieces, ice cold

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a food processor, pulse the flour and salt to blend. Add the ice cold butter and shortening pieces and pulse about 4 times for 2 seconds each time. The mixture should have some pieces of fat the size of peas and lentils.

  3. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of ice water as you run the processor, then pulse in very small amounts of ice water until the mixture looks like large crumbs and holds together when squeezed with your hand.

  4. Shape it into a disk, wrap with plastic wrap, and chill for 20 to 30 minutes.

  5. On a floured surface, roll the dough out into a circle about 1 to 2 inches larger in diameter than the pie plate.

  6. Fit into the plate and follow your pie recipe for baking (or pre-baking). Makes enough pastry for 1 pie shell.

Recipe Variation

  • Replace half of the shortening in the recipe with chilled butter.

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