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1 (9-inch) pastry shell


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1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
1 egg yolk
1 to 2 tablespoons cold water


Pulse first 3 ingredients in a food processor 3 or 4 times or until combined. Add butter, and pulse 5 or 6 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. With processor running, add egg yolk and 1 tablespoon water; process until dough forms a ball and leaves sides of bowl, adding more water if necessary. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

Created date

October 2003