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Walnut Pastry Dough


From EatingWell:  September 1997

This delicious, versatile crust can also be made with hazelnuts, almonds or pecans.

Enough dough for a double-crust pie (8 servings) | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread walnuts in a pie pan and bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until fragrant. Let cool.
  3. Combine the walnuts, flour, sugar and salt in a food processor; process until the walnuts are finely chopped. Add butter and process until incorporated. Transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Drizzle oil over the flour mixture. Use your fingertips to rub the oil into the mixture. One tablespoon at a time, add water and mix with a fork until dough is crumbly and holds together when pressed.
  5. Divide dough into 2 pieces, 1 slightly larger than the other, and form each into a disk.


Per serving : 236 Calories; 13 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 8 mg Cholesterol; 26 g Carbohydrates; 4 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 292 mg Sodium; 64 mg Potassium

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 2 1/2 fat

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