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.

  • 4Servings


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


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
  • Carbohydrate Content: 17 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 47 mg
  • Fat Content: 16 g
  • Fiber Content: 0.5 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 9 g
  • Sodium Content: 165 mg
  • Sugar Content: 0.5 g