Need a Basic Pastry Recipe? Try this cream cheese crust that makes a great Basic Pastry Recipe for any tarts, pies or other desserts with crust.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter or margarine
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Let's Make It
Mix flour and salt in large bowl. Cut in cream cheese and butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Shape into ball; wrap tightly. Refrigerate several hours or until firm.
Preheat oven to 450°F. Divide dough in half. Roll out each half on lightly floured surface to 12-inch circle; place in 9-inch pie plate. Turn under edges; flute. Prick with fork.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Enjoy making a homemade crust for your special pie recipe, but remember to watch portion size.
Use Your Tart Pans
For pie crusts, divide dough into 16 balls; wrap tightly. Refrigerate several hours or until firm. Roll out each ball to 6-inch circle on lightly floured surface; place in 4-inch tart pan. Turn under edges; flute. Prick with fork. Bake at 450°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 16 pie crusts.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
16 servings or 2 (9-inch) pie crusts, 8 servings each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.