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Spicy Cream Cheese Pastry
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unsalted butter, chilled
cream cheese, room temperature
1In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, and cayenne pepper and stir together.
2Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter and cream cheese to form a soft dough.
3Alternatively, combine the dry ingredients in a food processor.
4Add the butter and cream cheese and process with short pulses until the dough just sicks together.
5Gather the dough into a ball, enclose in plastic wrap or waxed paper, and chill for at leat 30 minutes or for up to several hours.
6Makes top crust for 1 large pot pie, or 3 individual ones.