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Welcome back to Skrach, where we’re about to delve into the fabulous world of cream cheese pie crusts. If you’re ready to take your dessert game to the next level, then this recipe is for you. Get ready to impress your friends and family with this creamy, buttery crust that will elevate any pie to a whole new level of deliciousness. And don’t forget to support our channel by liking and sharing this recipe!
Ingredients and Tools
To make this mouthwatering cream cheese pie crust, you’ll need:
- 4 ounces of cream cheese
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1/4 cup of half and half or whole milk
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 and 3/4 cups of flour
While it is possible to make this crust by hand, I highly recommend using a stand mixer for the best results. Trust me, it will save you time and effort!
Mixing the Ingredients
Start by combining the cream cheese, butter, and half and half or whole milk in your stand mixer. Use the dough hook attachment and mix on medium speed until the ingredients are well combined. Once you’ve achieved a smooth mixture, add the sugar and salt, and continue mixing.
Now it’s time to gradually add the flour to the mixture. Keep mixing until a shaggy dough forms, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. This is when the magic starts to happen!
Kneading and Dividing the Dough
Transfer the shaggy dough to a floured work surface and knead it gently until it just comes together. Now, divide the dough into two equal pieces. This recipe is enough to make two single crust nine-inch pies or one double crust pie. The choice is yours!
Rolling Out and Assembling the Crust
Take one of the dough pieces and generously flour it. Start rolling it out, turning the dough as you go, until you have a rough circle that measures about ten to twelve inches in diameter. This will be the base of your pie.
To make the transfer easier, fold the rolled-out dough into quarters and carefully place it into your pie dish. Now, it’s time to let your creative side shine as you use this crust in your favorite dessert pie recipe. The possibilities are endless!
If you’re only making a single-layer pie, you can freeze the remaining half of the dough for later use. Just wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and pop it in the freezer.
To add a touch of flair to your pie, cut off any excess dough, leaving about a half-inch border. For a beautiful finishing touch, you can fold the remaining dough back in on itself and flute it with your fingers. This will give your pie that extra wow factor that will make it look as good as it tastes.
And there you have it, a luscious cream cheese pie crust that will take your desserts to new heights. Your friends and family will be begging for your secret recipe! And remember, if you enjoyed this content, be sure to subscribe for more delicious recipes.