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Masa Harina Cream Cheese Dough

This rustic dough has the delectable flavor of corn tortillas. If fresh or dried masa harina is not available, increase the flour to 1 1/4 cups—the dough will still be supple and delicious without the toasted corn flavor. To shape crusts that are perfectly uniform and round, use a small salad plate as a guide to trim your rolled dough. For a more rustic look, leave the rough edges.

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Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling dough
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¼ cup masa harina
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¼ tsp. salt
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4 Tbs. cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
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8 oz. cold cream cheese, cut into small pieces

Instructions: 

1. Combine flour, masa harina, and salt in bowl of food processor; pulse 
to combine. Add butter, and pulse 10 times. Add cream cheese, and pulse until dough comes together.

2. Shape dough into disc; cover with plastic wrap, and chill at least 1 hour.

3. Cut chilled dough into 4 equal pieces, and flatten into discs. Roll each disc into 1/8-inch-thick circle about 7 1/2 inches in diameter.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
224
Protein: 
4 g
Total Fat: 
16 g
Saturated Fat: 
9 g
Carbohydrates: 
17 g
Cholesterol: 
47 mg
Sodium: 
165 mg
Fiber: 
<1 g
Sugar: 
<1 g
Yield: 
Makes dough for 4 tartlets