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Low Fat Nut Pastry Dough Recipe – Category: Low-Fat

Low Fat Nut Pastry Dough Recipe

Ingredients

  • ***SMALL SINGLE CRUST***
  • 1/4 cup walnuts or hazelnuts, or almonds or pecans
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • ***LARGE SINGLE CRUST***
  • 1/3 cup walnuts or hazelnuts, or almonds or pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 5 tablespoons cold water, up to 6
  • ***DOUBLE CRUST***
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or hazelnuts, or almonds or pecans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread nuts in a pie pan and bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until fragrant.
  3. Let cool.
  4. In a food processor, combine nuts, flour, sugar and salt; process until nuts are finely chopped.
  5. Add butter and process until incorporated.
  6. Transfer to a large bowl.
  7. Drizzle oil over flour mixture.
  8. Use your fingertips to rub oil into the mixture.
  9. One tablespoon at a time, add water and mix with a fork until dough is crumbly and holds together when pressed.
  10. If making a single crust, gently form dough into a flattened disk.
  11. If making a double crust, divide dough into 2 pieces, 1 slightly larger than the other, and form each into a disk.
  12. The dough will keep, tightly wrapped in plastic wrap, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  13. Return dough to room temperature before rolling.

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