Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a good basic recipe for a par-baked crust for quiches or tarts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Sift together flour and salt, and cut in half the shortening or butter until mixture is crumbly. Cut in remaining shortening. Do not overmix.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon water and gently toss. Repeat this until the mixture forms a ball.
  4. Flatten on a flour surface, and roll out to 1/8 inch thickness.
  5. Fit into a pie plate, and prick all over.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Use in any recipe calling for a par baked crust.
Most Helpful

Simple fool proof recipe, I whizzed it in a blender, due to time constraints. But the outcome was gorgeous. Thank you! :D

rasully October 12, 2010