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Cornmeal Pie Crust

15 mins

2 single crusts

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Cornmeal Pie Crust

Cornmeal is one of those ingredients that makes me want a big bowl of chili!

This crust is great filled with chili and topped with cheese and sour cream or delicious with a savory quiche!

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup cornmeal

  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 2/3 cup cold butter or shortening

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 1/3 cup cold milk

Recipe Directions:

  1. Combine the cornmeal, all-purpose flour, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl.

  2. Cut in the butter or shortening until the pieces are about the size of a large pea.

  3. Add the egg yolk and milk and toss lightly it forms into a dough. If the dough isn't binding, add additional milk, a tablespoon at a time, until the dough binds together.

  4. Transfer the dough to a clean work surface. At this point, you will not have consistent dough.

  5. Bring the dough together by folding it over until it starts to hold together. Give it several gentle kneads.

  6. Divide the dough into 2 pieces.

  7. Wrap the pieces in plastic wrap and flatten into rounds about 1 inch thick.

  8. Chill the dough for at least a half hour. This allows the flour to hydrate, the butter to chill, and the gluten to relax.

  9. Roll each round out on a lightly floured surface.

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A note about ingredients used in our recipes:

When creating our recipes we use the following unless otherwise noted in the recipe:

  • Eggs = Large Eggs

  • All Purpose Flour = Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour or Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour Organic

  • Bread Flour = Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour or Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour Organic

  • Whole Wheat Flour = 100% Whole Grain King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour

  • Pastry Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Fine Pastry Flour 

  • Almond Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour 

  • Tapioca Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour (Tapioca Starch)

  • Sour Cream = Full Fat Sour Cream

  • Yogurt = Full Fat Yogurt

  • Milk = As indicated or if Milk is just listed you may use 1%, 2% or Whole Milk

  • Butter = Unsalted Sweet Cream butter unless otherwise noted


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