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Cream Cheese Pastry

Cream Cheese Pastry recipe
photo by:kraft
Simple, sweet and to the point!! But a lot easier if you use a pastry cutter.
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on 1/3/2009
15 min
3 hr 30 min
16 servings or 2 (9-inch) pie crusts, 8 servings each
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What You Need

cups  flour
tsp.  salt
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
cup  (2 sticks) cold butter or margarine

Make It

MIX flour and salt in large bowl. Cut in cream cheese and butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Shape into ball; wrap tightly. Refrigerate several hours or until firm.

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. Divide dough in half. Roll out each half on lightly floured surface to 12-inch circle; place in 9-inch pie plate. Turn under edges; flute. Prick with fork.

BAKE 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Enjoy making a homemade crust for your special pie recipe, but remember to watch portion size.
Use Your Tart Pans
For tart shells, divide dough into 16 balls; wrap tightly. Refrigerate several hours or until firm. Roll out each ball to 6-inch circle on lightly floured surface; place in 4-inch tart pan. Turn under edges; flute. Prick with fork. Bake at 450°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 16 tart shells.
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