Sweet Sugar Crust

Sweet Sugar CrustRecipe
Photo: James Baigrie


Makes one 9-inch piecrust

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 12 mg
Calories 274
Caloriesfromfat 40 %
Carbohydrate 36 g
Cholesterol 57 mg
Fat 12 g
Fiber 1 g
Iron 2 mg
Protein 4 mg
Satfat 8 g
Sodium 123 mg


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), cut into small pieces
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, pulse the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt until combined. Add the butter and pulse until the dough just begins to clump together. Add the egg and vanilla and continue to process until the dough comes together into a ball. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, if necessary. Shape into a disk, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 20 minutes or until firm. Bake the crust in a 350° F preheated oven until golden or according to your pie recipe instructions.