Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a simple and flavorful crust which is the perfect foundation for your favorite tarts.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together, press into a 9" tart or pie pan.
  3. Bake until golden, 15-20 minutes.
  4. Cool and fill.
  5. Note:.
  6. For a quick and elegant dessert add a layer of pastry cream (or instant vanilla pudding made with 1/2 and a teaspoons of vanilla), and top with your favorite seasonal fruit- berries are especially good. Melt 3-4 Tbls of raspberry, apple or apricot jam with 1 Tbls. of a complimentary liquor, cool slightly and drizzle over the fruit, add a dollop of fresh whipped cream to each slice.
Most Helpful

This crust comes together in a minute and is a pleasure to work with. I made 8 individual mini tarts using Yummy Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie with a dollop of whipping cream. A dream combination. I will for sure be making this crust for many times to come. Thanks for sharing.

Deantini October 12, 2013

Great pie crust!! Loved the pecans nutty flavor and texture and this was a sweet pie crust which was great contrast to the tart filling. I used the filling from my Lemon Tart, which was really nice and tart and made a perfect combination. Next time I will add a pinch of salt to the crust, but feel that was the only thing missing for me. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for ZWT 9

diner524 July 24, 2013

A wonderfully flavoursome tart or pie base which I used for Key Lime Tarts, and one that I'll certainly use again. Thank you for sharing this recipe, momaphet. Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

bluemoon downunder May 16, 2009