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Cream Cheese Crust

Cream Cheese Crust

Cathy Tagle

Cathy Tagle

My mom's cream cheese crust recipe is a sell out to friends and family who try her apple pie. Cream cheese adds flavor and texture to the pie.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 125 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Soften cream cheese and butter and mix together incorporating flour a little at a time.
  2. Roll out with a rolling pin between 2 wax papers. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate and prick with fork before half-baking to prevent shrinkage. Bake for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
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Sondra Glucksman
244

Sondra Glucksman

7/17/2004

I HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS RECIPE FOR 50 YEARS LEARNING IT AT MY MOM'S KNEE. WE NEVER ROLL IT BUT RATHER PAT IT INTO THE PAN USING THE HEEL OF OUR PALM OR KNUCKLES. LEMON ZEST PERKS UP THE FLAVOR IN A PEACH OR BLUEBERRY PIE CRUST. AS A SINGLE PERSON I FREEZE ½ THE DOUGH AND MAKE A 7" CRUST WITH THE OTHER HALF WITH GREAT SUCCESS! LATER IN THE SEASON I MAKE ANOTHER PIE WITH THE LEFTOVER DOUGH. IT NEVER FAILS.

Galactic1
188

Galactic1

11/24/2005

This crust was amazing with my caramel pecan pie! After reading other reviews that noted a lack of taste, I added 1/4 c. sugar and 1/2 tsp. salt, as well as 1/4 tsp. baking powder to give it a little extra rise and flakiness. It turned out flaky and delicious and I will use it for all of my pies from now on!!!

HARLOW2
63

HARLOW2

7/5/2005

Wow! Who would have known that cream cheese would be so good in pie crust. I guess it's a given, as it's great in about anything. As to it having no flavor, we thought it had more flavor than traditional pie crust. I made this and used half whole wheat flour, then filled it with the Equal sweet potato pie found here.I took it to friends and they all raved a lot over this yummy pie the crust was superior and I just used the heel of my hand and pressed it in pan, then fluted the edges, it was so easy to shape, it looked very nice. I also added salt and shaved lemon peel. Thanks so much Cathy Tagle!

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