The Perfect Pastry

Every other week, Nikita heads to the kitchen to test out recipes we think the mang’Oh community will love. As a twist on the usual healthy fare, our recipes are usually sweet treats that incorporate an abundance of fruits, veggies, whole grains and nuts. We believe that “real food” treats eaten in moderation can add some fun and variation to a healthy, plant-based diet. We hope you’ll try them out and let us know what you think!

I made this pastry to go with my Pumpkin Pie, but it is extremely easy and quick to make so I would recommend making this before going to buy ready-made pastry!


8 Tbsp unsalted butter (1 stick), melted and cooled slightly
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/4 tsp fine salt
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (a little more if it is too sticky)


  1. Stir the butter, oil, sugar, and salt together in a medium bowl until evenly combined. Add the flour and stir until a soft dough forms.
  2. Sprinkle the dough in small clumps over the bottom of a pie dish . Using your fingers, evenly press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the plate (flour the cup or your fingers occasionally to prevent sticking). Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

This recipe was inspired by Chow.