Cream cheese pastry

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

40 min

Makes

1 9-in. crust, for 8 servings

Cream cheese pastry

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

This pastry is very forgiving (it stands up to plenty of prodding), so it's a smart choice for beginners or for pros experimenting with cut-outs.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter , cubed
  • 1/4 cup cold cream cheese , cubed
  • 3 to 5 tbsp ice-cold water

Instructions

  • WHIRL flour with sugar and salt in a food processor. Add butter and cream cheese. Pulse until finely crumbled. With motor still running, add water, 1 tbsp at a time through the feed tube, until a ball forms, 30 sec. Form into a disc. Wrap with plastic and chill in refrigerator for 30 min.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 149,
  • Protein
  • 3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15 g,
  • Fat
  • 9 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 167 mg.
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