Sweet Tart Dough

Sweet Tart Dough is an excellent base for any pastry. Add a little jam for fruit-filled tarts or use as a pie crust.


Makes dough for about 2 dozen small tarts

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Chill: 30 Minutes


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
2 large egg yolks
6 to 7 tablespoons ice water


1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.

2. Stir together egg yolks and 6 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Add egg yolk mixture to flour mixture, stirring with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened and dough starts to form a ball. (If dough appears dry, add 1 tablespoon water.) Divide in half, forming 2 balls; flatten slightly into disks, and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill at least 30 minutes.


Sara Foster,

January 2006
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