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Shortbread Crust

Rated as 4.63 out of 5 Stars

"Simple and easy shortbread crust you'll love. Especially wonderful if your planning to make a peach pie."
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30 m servings 348
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 - 9 inch pie crust)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Stir together flour and baking powder; blend into butter mixture. Pat into a 9 inch pie plate.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 348 calories; 23.3 31.7 3.5 61 179 Full nutrition

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We have updated this recipe due to a typo. The amount of baking powder has been reduced to 1/4 teaspoon.

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I made this and left out the baking powder because I was afraid it would puff up too much. Even without the baking powder, the crust was so thick that there was no longer space in my 9 inch pie...

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We have updated this recipe due to a typo. The amount of baking powder has been reduced to 1/4 teaspoon.

Delicious shortbread crust. A few comments, though: 1) yields 2 pies, or one double crust; 2) I think baking powder may be omitted, since the shortbread rises very high and 3) may add 1/2 to 1 t...

Quick and easy to make crust. I refrigerated the dough for a half hour before baking, pricked the crust on the bottom to keep it from "poofing" up too much, and added 1 tsp. of vanilla for flav...

This recipe provides more dough than will fit into a 9-in pie plate. It would probably work better in a 9x13. I had to cook 7 minutes longer than indicated to get it done & a couple of times h...

What a simple recipie for crust. Excellent tasting, I could just eat the crust alone. Also the fat calories are not the high.

Very tasty. My supermarket doesn't carry the premade shortbread crusts anymore so I thought I'd try this one. I also added a capful of vanilla to the batter and refrigerated the pie crust for ab...

Excellent. I used it for a lemon meringue. If you wanted a nice thick crust this portion makes one thick, delicious crust. Or two thinner crusts. I placed it into my pie pan, put saran wrap ove...

I made it into little mini fruit tarts. Excellent shortbread crust. I stuck the tarts in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes before baking so they wouldn't rise. Very flaky, buttery crust. Works...

I thought this recipe was delicious. The first time I made it I filled the crust with fresh strawberries, and the second I used dulce de leche ice cream. Delicious!