Mile High Pie Dough

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This easy food processor pie dough was developed for our Mile High Spinach Pie recipe, but you can use it with any savoury pie. The finished dough is very easy to work with, so perfect for pie making novices. If using for a sweet pie, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar when you add the salt.

Tags: Easy, 20 Mins, Appetizer & Hors d'Oeuvres, Holiday Insider’s Report 2011
Serves: 8
Skill level: Easy
Prep time: 15  minutes
Cooking time: 0  minutes
Total: 15  minutes

Additional Information


1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 oz (125 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup (50 mL) 35% whipping cream
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt


  1. Place butter and cream cheese in food processor; process until combined. Add cream; pulse on and off until combined. Add flour and salt; pulse on and off just until a ball forms. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Knead a few times. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a ball, then flatten into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill at least one hour before using.
  2. Roll each half to 13 inch (33 cm) circle and transfer to pie plate. Bake at 350°F (180°C), using your favourite pie filling recipe. Makes pastry for one double crust pie or two single crust pies.

Nutritional Information

Makes 8 servings when used for double crust pie Per serving:
260 calories
fat 19 g
sodium 190 mg
carbohydrate 19 g
fibre 1 g
protein 4 g