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French Short Pastry

French Short Pastry

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 25 m
oz

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This recipe was given to me by a woman that makes savory tarts in a small town in the south of France. I found her crust and process to be the most delicious, simple and logical of all the crusts I've ever made.

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  • Calories:
  • 150 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 31 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a food processor, mix together flour and salt. Add butter, and process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time. Pulse briefly until dough begins to form in clumps. Remove dough from processor onto a floured surface, and form into a ball. Allow dough to rest at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes before rolling out.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to fit pie pan. Place in pan, and crimp edge. Prick the bottom of dough several times with a fork. Place in freezer for 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  3. Fill crust with beans, or use pie weights. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove pie weights, and bake another 5 minutes. If necessary, cover with foil to prevent overbrowning.
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Reviews

JERIBURBAGE
45

JERIBURBAGE

10/19/2003

This is indeed a fantastic and flaky short pastry. It melts in the mouth. Yum!

pamc
19

pamc

7/5/2003

This was delicious! The only thing I added was a little more salt. I used this crust for a spinach quiche, prebaking the crust for 12 minutes before adding the filling. This is a great crust recipe for non-dessert pies, because it's rich without being sweet.

Loladear
14

Loladear

5/22/2003

My pot pie recipe called for baking at 350 degrees and this crust really needs to be baked at 400 degrees or more to be browned. I used this as a TOP crust for a beef pot pie so I couldn't pre-bake it like the instructions said. It was also the first time I've made crust with my food processor so I am sure it will be better in future iterations. I will likely try this recipe again but use it for a BOTTOM crust or for a top crust only if the recipe calls for high heat 400-450. Even with my turning the temp up and down and up to get it to brown and my inexperience with making dough in a food processor, it turned out looking beautiful. The texture however was limp, not flaky, but it tasted tender and buttery. I am sure any shortcoming in the result was due to the baker, not the recipe. I do agree with the other reviewer -- this recipe needs a smidgeon more salt.

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