Flaky Cream-Pastry Crust

Makes: single-crust tart shell (8 servings) for $1.36. Prep: 15 minutes. Freeze: 25 minutes.

Flaky Cream-Pastry Crust
Yield: 1 single-crust tart shell (8 servings) Prep 15 mins Freeze 25 mins


  • 1 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces and chilled
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Make It

1. Place flour, salt, and baking powder in medium-size bowl in freezer to chill for about 15 minutes.

2. Remove from freezer; rub with fingers or use pastry blender to mix butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Return to freezer 10 minutes, until butter is firm.

3. After sprinkling mixture with cream, toss lightly with fork or spatula until the mixture starts to come together.

4. Gather dough into a ball.

5. Flatten into disk, wrap and chill one hour.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 203, Fat, total (g): 15, chol. (mg): 330, sat. fat (g): 9, carb. (g): 16, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 19, sodium (mg): 619, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.