CHUCK'S CARAMELIZED APPLE AND PEAR PIE CINNAMON PASTRY CRUST: PUSHING DAISIES

 

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Ingredients

  • Cinnamon Pastry Crust:
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup walnuts or slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut
  • into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons (or more) ice water or chilled dark creme de cacao

Directions

  • Blend flour, nuts, sugar, cinnamon and salt in processor until nuts are coarsely ground.
  • chilled butter and vegetable shortening.
  • Using on/off turns, process until coarse crumbs form. Add 2 tablespoons ice water or chilled creme de cacao.
  • Process dough until small moist clumps form, adding more ice water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry.
  • Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk.
  • Wrap dough disk in plastic. Refrigerate until cold enough to roll out, about 30 minutes.
  • Roll out dough on floured work surface to 12-inch round. Transfer dough to 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Press dough into dish. Fold overhang under. Crimp edges decoratively. Cover and chill until cold, about 30 minutes. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Keep refrigerated.)

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