Cream cheese pastry is used a great deal in the States because it is so easy to work with and the results are light and tender. It is perfect for sweet as well as savoury pies.
Cut up the cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl. Mix them together with a fork or an electric mixer until creamy. Sift the flour into the bowl and mix until the dough holds together. Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes before rolling out.