Easy Shortbread Tart Crust (No Roll)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Looked and looked on Zaar for just the shortbread crust and found many delicious crusts, but just not the one I was looking for. Perhaps I didn't key in the right search, but I found this recipe on the web and it's just what I was looking for...simple.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend ingredients to make a soft dough.
  2. Pat into a 9 or 10 inch tart or pie pan.
  3. Prick crust well with fork.
  4. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.


Most Helpful

This crust was fantastic. Everyone loved it. My 9 year old daughter and I made it in the food processor and then smashed it into mini tart molds. I was afraid the crust would be chewy and tough because we really smashed it in to get it even, but it was not. The crusts were light and flaky and delicious. This is going to be my go-to recipe for tart crust. Thank you. (A triple recipe made 12 4 inch tarts and 12 2 inch tarts with a bit of dough left over.)

megarachnid April 26, 2015

Great recipe. I like substituting 1/4 of the flour with almond flour. A double recipe can be spread into a half sheet pan and baked. Be sure to poke several holes. I like to spread the cooled crust with lightly sweetened mascarpone and lots of beautiful fresh fruit.

bkemoy June 22, 2014

Dee-licious crust for my Strawberries & Cream Pie! I didn't want a thick crust so I reduced the flour to just a tad more than 1 cup, used 1 stick salted butter (omitted the salt), and 1/3 cup confectioners sugar. Turned out perfect and was really easy to work with. I beat the mixture with a mixer just until coarse crumbs formed then pressed into my pie plate. Will use it for a blueberries & cream pie next, then a lemon icebox pie. Thanks for sharing your simple yet delicious recipe!

MSippigirl April 18, 2014

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