Low Fat Pie Crust – Savory or Sweet

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* 1 cup flour
* 1/8 tsp salt
* 3 tbsp cold margarine, diced
* 1/3 cup low-fat cottage cheese
* 1/4 cup low fat plain yogurt
* 1 tsp sugar (if sweet pie crust)

Cooking Instructions
1. Mix flour and salt. Mix in sugar if you intend to make a sweet pie; leave it out for savoury pies.

2. Cut the margarine into the flour using two knives until it looks crumbly.

3. Stir in the rest. It should want to form a ball. You may find it easier to form the ball with your hand. Don’t worry about the lumps of cottage cheese – this will disappear when you roll the dough.

4. Wrap the ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.

5. Roll the dough on a floured surface until it is a 13″ circle. This will be enough for a 9″ pie plate, including what you’ll use to make the rim. Refrigerate until cold again. Before baking, prick the bottom with a fork.

You can bake the crust at 400F, if prebaked crust is needed. Don’t forget to weigh down the crust with dried beans on foil if you do this. 10 mins baking like this, another 5 without the beans.

If you are baking a pie that requires a top, don’t forget to make 2 batches of the above recipe.

One Response to “Low Fat Pie Crust – Savory or Sweet”

  1. Jeannie says:

    Pls advise if this tends to fall apart and is it flakey like piecrust from Crisco? like my mother always used to make? Will this work for an apple pie without being precooked? I tried cottage cheese once before and you could see the lumps. I like pies with crust but just wanted one without all the grease.
    Thanks for your comments.

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