Prep 35 mins
Cook 0 mins
This pastry goes well with savory pies (buttermilk pie, meat pies, yam pie, veggie pies, etc) - a nice change of pace! The cornmeal in the pastry gives it a lovely crumbly texture. Based on a recipe from "Food and Wine Magazine," Oct 2004.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup fine white cornmeal, plus
- 2 tablespoons fine white cornmeal
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 4 ounces cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1⁄4 cup ice water
- Pulse the flour, cornmeal, and salt together in a food processor; add the cold butter and pulse until the pieces are about the size of small peas.
- Sprinkle the mixture with the ice water and pulse until the pastry is evenly moistened, careful not to over-mix.
- Transfer pastry to a lightly-floured board and gently pat it into a disk; wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes before using.
- To use, transfer chilled pastry to a lightly-floured board and gently roll out to create either one 10-inch tart shell or six individual potpie crusts.
- The pastry can be refrigerated overnight or frozen for 1 month, and recipe can be easily doubled.