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I used to wonder why I disliked cheesecake and key lime pie, since I like cream cheese pastry and lemon pie. Then I tried a key lime pie in a shortbread crust and realized it was the graham cracker crust I disliked. Both these desserts need a darker than usual crust, however.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie crust
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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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  • Cream the cheese and butter together with the sugar. Work in the flour a tablespoon at a time until the dough has the grainy consistency of a graham cracker crust. (May take a little more or a little less than 1 cup of flour.)n

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  • Roll up into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and put in refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes to develop some body. Put in pie plate and pat down to cover bottom and sides.n

  • If your pie filling is pre-cooked, you will want to bake the crust. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until edges start to darken.n

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 19g; fat 15.4g; cholesterol 41.1mg; sodium 110.3mg. Full Nutrition
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