My mom's cream cheese crust recipe is a sell out to friends and family who try her apple pie. Cream cheese adds flavor and texture to the pie.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soften cream cheese and butter and mix together incorporating flour a little at a time.

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  • Roll out with a rolling pin between 2 wax papers. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate and prick with fork before half-baking to prevent shrinkage. Bake for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; 16.8 g total fat; 46 mg cholesterol; 125 mg sodium. 18.3 g carbohydrates; 3.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2004
I HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS RECIPE FOR 50 YEARS LEARNING IT AT MY MOM'S KNEE. WE NEVER ROLL IT BUT RATHER PAT IT INTO THE PAN USING THE HEEL OF OUR PALM OR KNUCKLES. LEMON ZEST PERKS UP THE FLAVOR IN A PEACH OR BLUEBERRY PIE CRUST. AS A SINGLE PERSON I FREEZE ½ THE DOUGH AND MAKE A 7" CRUST WITH THE OTHER HALF WITH GREAT SUCCESS! LATER IN THE SEASON I MAKE ANOTHER PIE WITH THE LEFTOVER DOUGH. IT NEVER FAILS. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2003
This crust had great texture but I had to add some ice water to make it form a nice ball. It rolled out great and it made a beautiful apple pie however it had no flavor. Flaky and pretty just no taste so if you're looking for a no-flavor crust that won't take away from the good stuff you're filling it with this is your crust I howver like some flavor. Read More
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70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2004
I HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS RECIPE FOR 50 YEARS LEARNING IT AT MY MOM'S KNEE. WE NEVER ROLL IT BUT RATHER PAT IT INTO THE PAN USING THE HEEL OF OUR PALM OR KNUCKLES. LEMON ZEST PERKS UP THE FLAVOR IN A PEACH OR BLUEBERRY PIE CRUST. AS A SINGLE PERSON I FREEZE ½ THE DOUGH AND MAKE A 7" CRUST WITH THE OTHER HALF WITH GREAT SUCCESS! LATER IN THE SEASON I MAKE ANOTHER PIE WITH THE LEFTOVER DOUGH. IT NEVER FAILS. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2004
I HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS RECIPE FOR 50 YEARS LEARNING IT AT MY MOM'S KNEE. WE NEVER ROLL IT BUT RATHER PAT IT INTO THE PAN USING THE HEEL OF OUR PALM OR KNUCKLES. LEMON ZEST PERKS UP THE FLAVOR IN A PEACH OR BLUEBERRY PIE CRUST. AS A SINGLE PERSON I FREEZE ½ THE DOUGH AND MAKE A 7" CRUST WITH THE OTHER HALF WITH GREAT SUCCESS! LATER IN THE SEASON I MAKE ANOTHER PIE WITH THE LEFTOVER DOUGH. IT NEVER FAILS. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2005
This crust was amazing with my caramel pecan pie! After reading other reviews that noted a lack of taste, I added 1/4 c. sugar and 1/2 tsp. salt, as well as 1/4 tsp. baking powder to give it a little extra rise and flakiness. It turned out flaky and delicious and I will use it for all of my pies from now on!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2005
Wow! Who would have known that cream cheese would be so good in pie crust. I guess it's a given as it's great in about anything. As to it having no flavor we thought it had more flavor than traditional pie crust. I made this and used half whole wheat flour then filled it with the Equal sweet potato pie found here.I took it to friends and they all raved a lot over this yummy pie the crust was superior and I just used the heel of my hand and pressed it in pan then fluted the edges it was so easy to shape it looked very nice. I also added salt and shaved lemon peel. Thanks so much Cathy Tagle! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2007
This is a great recipe. I added a 1/4 c. of sugar and 1/2 tsp. of salt as suggested and it turned out wonderful. It tastes like a cookie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2005
I love this recipe! I made some pasteries with this crust and it was supper. I will be making this for all my pies pasteries and just for baking! You will not be sorry if you try this! To make the dough easier to work with put it in the freezer for about 15 to 20 minutes but don't let it get to hard. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2006
I made this crust exactly as described but added 1/2 tsp salt. That helped draw out a bit of the butter flavor which a previous reviewer felt was lacking. The crust was a nice complement to the pecan filling I used for my pie. The crust was very easy to handle and had a nice texture when baked. I did not give it five stars because it was not quite as tender and flaky as some other pie crust recipes. However the ease of preparation far outweighs this minor flaw and I will use this recipe often. Thank you Cathy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2007
This was my 1st crust ever...extremely easy...and delicious. I added sugar salt and baking powder as adviced by other reviewer and was excellent idea. NO NEED to add water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2007
I liked this crust alot it was very homemade look and taste like a picture out of a magazine.. I made it for a pumpkin pie and it was delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2004
Great pie crust recipe!!! The only thing I did different was add a bit of sugar into the mixture. But this was wonderful!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2003
This crust had great texture but I had to add some ice water to make it form a nice ball. It rolled out great and it made a beautiful apple pie however it had no flavor. Flaky and pretty just no taste so if you're looking for a no-flavor crust that won't take away from the good stuff you're filling it with this is your crust I howver like some flavor. Read More
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