Cream Cheese Tart and Pie Pastry Dough

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  • Makes

    1 pound

    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2009

  • About

Cream cheese pastry dough creates a delicious counterpoint to cooked fruit Use it to line tarts or pies made with cooked berries, or tarts filled with lemon or other fruit curds.

This dough is made in the same way as the basic pie and tart pastry dough, except that the butter is augmented with cream cheese. Even when made in a food processor, it is flaky because the cream cheese forms layers in the same way as shortening. The dough is easier to wor