Cream Cheese Pie Crust Recipe

by Merissa on March 5, 2013

in Featured, Recipes

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Who here loves pie? I sure do!

I have never really made a pie, and one of my goals for 2013 is to make new foods, so I thought I would give it a try.

One thing that I always hear about making pies, is that the crust is the worst and the hardest part to make. Well, let me tell you something... this cream cheese pie crust recipe is super simple! --- and it tastes delicious! Here's what I did:

**makes 1 crust**

I used it to make a strawberry pie for my love on Valentine's Day. Feel free to double the recipe to add a top crust to your pie.

Cream Cheese Pie Crust Recipe


  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick (8 Tbsp) butter, cubed
  • 4 oz plain cream cheese, cubed
  • a pinch of salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl, food processor, or a stand-up mixer (I used my new Kitchen Aid)
  • Mix until it all starts to form together
  • You may need to add a little more flour to form the dough into a ball
  • On a flat surface, roll your dough out into a disk & carefully transfer to a pie dish
  • Place in the fridge for a half hour to stiffen the crust
  • Poke holes in the crust with a fork to prevent shrikage
  • For cream or refrigerator pies (like my strawberry pie), bake pie crust in the oven at 400 for 20-30 minutes, then follow the specific pie instructions
  • For other pies, like apple or pumpkin, bake until the crust is just starting to color, then add your filling and continue to bake according the specific pie instructions.
  • I followed this How to Bake a Pie Crust  link for my baking information.

Do  you love cream cheese recipes? Maybe you should make our from-scratch Cream Cheese Danish next!

Do you have any go-to pie recipes? What do you think about this cream cheese pie crust recipe option?


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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Karen Toews March 5, 2013 at 9:36 am

I actually got to eat some of that pie. It was delicious!


2 Merissa March 5, 2013 at 2:26 pm

It does look pretty amazing!


3 Heather @ My Kansas Life March 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Our fridge died a few days ago so I have some cream cheese that needs to be used soon before it spoils. What a great time to try this!


4 Erin March 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm

I highly suggest it. So easy and tastes so good! Also try it with peaches or blueberries!


5 Shautel November 27, 2013 at 11:21 am

Did you use the paddle or hook attachment on your kitchen aid


6 Merissa November 27, 2013 at 11:22 am

I would use the paddle with this recipe.


7 Shautel November 28, 2013 at 11:47 pm



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