How to make it

  • To Prepare:
  • Place the flour, salt and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse a few times to blend. Add the cold butter and pulse five to six times, until mixture resembles a coarse meal
  • In a small bowl, mix the egg, egg yolk, zest and vanilla. Add this to the food processor while it is running. Stop the mixing once ingredients are incorporated. It is important not to overmix, as the dough will be less tender.
  • Empty the dough onto a lightly-floured work surface and gently knead until it is no longer sticky. Cut the dough into two equal chunks, and pat them into flattened rounds.
  • Wrap in plastic and chill one hour.
  • Before rolling one of the balls of dough, take it out of the refrigerator and let sit for 5 minutes to let it become malleable.
  • Unwrap the dough and place on a lightly-floured board, pastry cloth, or table. Gently roll out the dough with a rolling pin, starting one way then turn and roll the other. You are trying to form the dough into a circle between 11 and 12-inches in diameter. Add more flour if the dough starts to stick to the pin or board, but be careful not to add too much or the dough will become tough.
  • Once you get the dough to an 11 to 12-inch diameter and then in half again. This gives you a triangle shape and makes it easier to place the dough in the pie pan.
  • Place the point of the triangle at the center of a pie pan, then carefully unfold the dough to cover the entire pan.
  • To flute or crimp the edge, place your left forefinger on the inside of the pastry rim. With the thumb and forefinger of your right hand, push the pastry from the outside, forming a V-shape groove in the dough against the left forefinger, inside. Continue around the edge of the pie, forming a zigzag pattern.

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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    I haven't tried pie crust in my food processor yet so I guess it's time to give it a whirl. This sounds like a wonderful recipe & very different than the one I usually use so I can't wait to try it. Thanks & 5 forks
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    " It was excellent "
    midwestguy ate it and said...
    i love the addition of orange zest. this year was the first time i tried pie crust in the food processor. and it truly works..!! i'm gonna give this crust a try. now you need to post a pie recipe to go with this.. high 5 from me!
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    " It was excellent "
    snowcat17 ate it and said...
    Thank you!!! I was gonna look for a pie crustm, but I got one now! This perfect! HIGH FIVE FORKS!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Love the orange addition, that would be make it so flavorful.....lovely post.
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