Low-Fat Pastry

Low-Fat  Pastry

This easy-to-make pastry is perfect for all sweet or savory pies.


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Serves: 8 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Yield: 8 x slices (one 8-inch pie)

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Ingredients Convert to Imperial

  • 2/3 cup whole-wheat flour (3 oz)
  • 1/3 cup self-rising flour (1.5 oz)
  • 2 Tbsp chilled light margarine (1.5 oz)
  • 2 Tbsp ricotta cheese (1.5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup iced water


Mix together whole-wheat flour and sifted self-rising flour.

Cut in well chilled margarine using 2 knives, until mixture is the size of peas. Cut in ricotta cheese. Stir in iced water using a fork, only adding liquid to dry areas.

Form into a smooth ball and knead a couple of times. Refrigerate until required.

Roll out pastry, being careful to lift rolling pin as you reach the edge. Place in a pie dish and finish as desired.


Either all whole-wheat flour or white flour may be used in this recipe without significantly altering the calorie value (whole-wheat flour will yield more fiber).

The proportion of self-rising flour is a matter of taste and may be varied.