Think of the best piece of pie you have ever tasted.
What is the one component
that made that slice perfect?
For me, it has to have a FABULOUS
Crust! After all you can't make a
masterpiece if you don't have a
successful Foundation~ aka Crust!
And what makes this crust one of
my favorites, is that it is a
"push it together in the pan"
kind of crust. EASY PEASY!
Cream Cheese Pie Crust
*Makes (1) 10" pie crust*
2 1/2 C. All Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
3 TBSP. Sugar
6 TBSP Cold Butter~ cut into pieces
3 TBSP. Cream Cheese~ cold
4 TBSP. Milk or Heavy Cream
1/4 C. Oil
Shift together the flour, salt,
baking powder and sugar.
Add cold butter and cream cheese,
blend together with a fork or a
Beat together the milk and oil,
pour onto dry mixture.
Pour into a 10" pie pan.
Press dough out to and up the
edges of the pan with your fingers.
I like to place it in the fridge to
shill for about 10 minutes, before I
bake or add filling to it.
**You can also freeze this for later.
Just wrap tightly with plastic wrap.
Good for up to a month.
Now just fill and bake!