Pate Brisee (French Shortcrust)
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Ingredients50 m servings 179
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 9-inch crusts)
- Place flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor and pulse 3 or 4 times to mix. Add cubed butter; pulse until crumbly.
- Pour slow stream of ice water through feed tube while the processor is on low speed until dough holds together when pinched, making sure not to add too much.
- Divide dough evenly into 2 pieces. Form dough into discs on a lightly floured work surface. Wrap discs with wax paper or parchment paper before wrapping with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until use.
- Roll dough out on a lightly floured work surface using a lightly floured rolling pin between 2 pieces of parchment paper to desired thickness when ready to use.
- Butter two 9-inch tart pans. Roll crusts 1 at a time onto the rolling pin and unroll over tart pans. Gently push dough into the prepared pans, molding to the sides. Trim edges with fingers or a knife. Fill and bake according to filling recipe instructions.
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- Cook's Notes:
- This crust is perfect for quick weeknight dessert tarts, dinner quiches, and even pot pies. Use any oven-proof dish in any size, and just pinch off a bit of the crust, form in the dish, and fill!
- Thickness of rolled dough can vary depending on what you make; for a more rustic tart in any baking dish, I roughly roll out a thicker crust. For a regular tart pan, I roll the crust to a 1/4- to 1/2-inch thickness.
Per Serving: 179 calories; 11.7 16.5 2.1 31 155 Full nutrition
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Wonderful crust. I added 1/2 C sour cream after the ice water. Brushed with egg wash once on top of pie. Tasty and very pretty.