5 from 3 votes
How to Make Tart Crust Recipe
Perfect Tart Crust
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Perfect Tart Crust: buttery, just a little sweet, and tender as can be. This easy-to-make, basic dough will complement any kind of filling!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crust, Tart, Tart Crust
Servings: 10
Calories: 175 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place the flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor, stand mixer, or in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Pulse/stir/cut in the butter with a pastry blender, until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Add the egg yolk, cream, and vanilla, and process/mix/stir until the dough gathers itself into a ball and pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl.
  4. Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap, and chill for 1 hour.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to a thickness of about 1/8-inch.
  6. Press the dough gently into the tart pan(s), trimming away any excess.

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Nutrition Facts
Perfect Tart Crust
Amount Per Serving (1 /10 tart)
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Potassium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 6.5%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.