Master Pie Dough

Cream cheese makes this all-purpose pie dough malleable. Plus, whole-wheat pastry flour adds fiber and other nutrients. If your dough is too cold to cooperate when you roll it, let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Use this easy pie dough recipe as a base for pumpkin, pecan and other holiday pies.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 recipe pie dough


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup whole-wheat pastry flour

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon baking powder

  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cubed

  • 3 tablespoons ice water

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cider vinegar


  1. Combine all-purpose flour, pastry flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a food processor. Add cream cheese and pulse until combined. Add butter and pulse until it is about the size of peas. Drizzle in water and vinegar and pulse just until the dough comes together to form a ball. (It should be moist but not wet.) Turn the dough out onto a clean work surface and pat into a 1-inch-thick disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before rolling.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
6g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1/12 of dough
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Vitamin A 168IU 3%
Folate 23mcg 6%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 2mg 0%
Potassium 18mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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