Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Low-POINTS Piecrust

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp reduced-calorie margarine -- chilled and cut up
  • 2 tbsp water -- or 3 Tbsp (depending on dough)
Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl or food processor. Add margarine and process, or mix together with your fingers, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add cold water, one tablespoon at a time, and process, or mix, until a manageable dough forms; turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a 12-inch circle.

Press dough into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan or removable-bottom tart pan; prick the bottom all over with a fork, cover dough with foil and fill with dried beans or rice.

Bake 10 minutes. Remove beans and foil and bake until crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes more. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 82 Calories; 2g Fat (25.2% calories from
fat); 2g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 53mg
Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Serves | 8
POINTS per serving | 2

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