Cream Cheese Pastry


Notes: If making up to 1 day ahead, wrap dough airtight and chill.


Makes single 9- or 10-inch crust

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Nutritional Information

Calories 222
Caloriesfromfat 65 %
Protein 3.4 g
Fat 16 g
Satfat 9.7 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Sodium 150 mg
Cholesterol 69 mg


1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter or margarine, cut into chunks
1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, cut into chunks
1 large egg yolk


In a food processor or bowl, combine flour, butter, and cream cheese. Whirl or rub in with your fingers until coarse crumbs form. Add egg yolk; whirl or stir with a fork until dough holds together. Pat into a flat disk about 8 inches wide.

March 2001