Gluten Free Cream Cheese Pie Crust

by MommaSoup     Dec 30, 2011
This pie crust adds a little something extra special to your pies...cream cheese! Use it anywhere you'd use a 'regular' pie crust. Works well with savory dishes as well as delicious desserts!
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: 2 crusts
Prep Time: 10 Min(s)
Cook Time: 0 Min(s)
Ready In: 40 Min(s)
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3 cups gluten free flour blend [+]
2 teaspoons baking powder [+]
1/4 teaspoon salt [+]
1/4 teaspoon zantham gum [+]
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened [+]
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened [+]
1 egg, beaten slightly [+]
1/4 cup sugar (optional, but I think it adds to the flavor) [+]
extra flour blend, for rolling out [+]

Method

1. Mix dry ingredients into the flour, set aside.

2. Cream butter and cheese together until smooth and fluffy. Add egg, blend well, but do not overbeat. Add flour mixture in small increments. If using a mixer, use slow speed and mix thoroughly. Chill dough for 30 minutes.

3. Divide dough into two parts. Pat out between 2 sheets of floured parchment paper. Roll to desired size.

4. Remove top sheet of paper, lightly sprinkle with a bit of flour and invert pie pan over the top of dough. Turn pan over and fit dough gently into pan. Repeat with 2nd half.

If you prefer, this dough can also be patted directly into your pan for a more rustic crust.

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A young cook from Minnesota, she is gluten-free and has shared many delicious, healthy, and gluten-free recipes. This was great for our campaign with Generation Rescue as many autistic children are on gluten and casein free diets.
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