No Fail, Sour Cream Pastry Crust

No Fail, Sour Cream Pastry Crust

  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 20 min
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  • Summary

    Move aside food processor! Be gone tough pie crusts! I hath found the holy grail of pastry doughs. It is flaky, it is buttery, it is un-fussy, and it needs no difficult-to-clean equipment, just your clean hands and a large bowl. The secret? Sour cream. No added water, instead you add sour cream. I’m not kidding. This method works and it couldn’t be easier. The recipe comes from my friend, former Zuni Cafe chef Kathi Riley, who has been using it as her go-to pastry crust recipe for 25 years and who graciously shared it with me to share with you. Enjoy!

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups (260 g) all purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoons of salt
    • 2 teaspoons of sugar (for sweet recipes, otherwise skip)
    • 2 sticks unsalted butter (1 cups, 8 ounces, 225 g) cubed
    • 1/2 cup (115 ml) sour cream (full fat, NOT light sour cream)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 418 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 46 g 70.77%
    • Saturated Fat: 29 g 143%
    • Trans Fat: 2 g %
    • Cholesterol: 122 mg 40.68%
    • Sodium: 1170 mg 48.76%
    • Calcium: 16 mg 1.58%
    • Potassium: 16 mg 0.45%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.11%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 3 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.16%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 28.35%
    • Vitamin C 0.03%
    • Vitamin D 0.03%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat9
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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