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How to Make Tart Crust Recipe
Perfect Tart Crust
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Chill Time
1 hr
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: gluten free tart crust, how to make tart crust, shortbread tart crust, Tart Crust, tart crust recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 175 kcal
  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*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.