Tart Shells

Oxmoor House
about 8 dozen tarts


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3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup shortening
5 to 6 tablespoons ice water


Combine flour and salt in a large mixing bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle water evenly over surface of flour mixture; stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape dough into a ball; chill.

Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut into rounds with a 2-inch scalloped cutter. Fit each pastry into a 1 3/4-inch muffin pan; prick each with a fork. Bake at 400° for 10 to 12 minutes.

Created date

February 2010