October 15, 2012

Cranberry & Cheddar Pie Crust




Ingredients:
2 cups flour
2/3 cup cold butter, cut into 1 inch chunks
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
5-8 tablespoons ice water


Directions:
Place the butter, flour, cranberries and cheddar into a food processor. Add water one tablespoon at a time and pulse just until mixture sticks together. Divide the dough evenly into two balls. Roll each into a crust.





My thoughts:
This dough rolls out like a dream. I was a little worried because I had never tried putting fruit in a pie crust before but it worked wonderfully. The food processor pulverizes it enough that it doesn't make the dough lumpy but not so much that you don't get a burst of cranberry. A tasty twist on traditional pie crust.

I like this pie crust on Apple-Cranberry Pie but it would be great pretty much any pie that needs a double crust.