can you make pie crust like shortbread cookies?

Question by tiffany s: can you make pie crust like shortbread cookies?
i am wondering if you can make a pie crust using a shortbread cookie recipe? does anyone have any good recipes for a pie crust like a shortbread cookie?

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Answer by Da Answer is 42
It works great. I’ve used a shortbread type dough for baked cheesecakes for years. Depending upon the thickness of your crust you want to parbake the crust first. That’s what I do with the cheesecake. I would think that it would be very good with any number of cream pies.

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  1. depps_lover says:

    SHORTBREAD CRUST

    1 c. flour
    2 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
    1/2 c. butter

    Sift flour and sugar together into mixing bowl. With pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal. Chill 30 minutes. Then press firmly into 9 inch pie pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool to room temperature

  2. zerothworld1 says:

    You sure can. The proportions are 1 1/4 cup flour, 3 Tbl cornstarch, 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter (1 stick). Use well-chilled butter and cut into small pieces. Combine the flour, cornstarch and sugar. Add pieces of butter and cut butter into dry ingredients. You can pulse in a food processor, or do by hand. If you use your fingers to work the butter into the flour, then work quickly so the warmth of your fingers does not melt the butter. The result should be roughly the consistency of coarse grated parmigiana cheese. Pour the mixture into a pie pan and spread it evenly. Then gently press down with palms of hands to compact the dough. (This is much easier than trying to roll out the dough, since this is a very crumbly dough.) Prick the dough all over with the tines of a fork. (The dough is so crumbly that it may pull up when you lift the fork. I prevent this by holding my hand flat against the dough and inserting the tines between two fingers.) Again, try to work quickly, and when this is done you can put the pie pan with dough into the fridge while you make other preparations. Preheat oven to 325F. Pre-bake the crust in the oven for about 10 to 20 minutes. Some people also like to brush the surface of the dough with a bit of lightly beaten egg white prior to pre-baking the crust. After pre-baking, pour your filling into the crust and bake the pie. The total amount of bake time at 325F would be about 40 minutes, including the pre-bake time.
    A variation on this recipe is to pre-bake the shortbread shell for the full 40 minutes, allow to cool, then pour in a pudding, mousse or other cold filling, and chill.

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