Sweet Shortcrust Pastry for Cheesecakes....

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

this is fast and easy..I use this or my special cheesecake pastry recipe with most of my cheesecakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour and powdered sugar together.
  2. Add cold butter pieces and make coarse crumbs.
  3. Beat the egg in a small bowl with the vanilla.
  4. Stir mixture into the dry until a dough forms.
  5. Wrap and chill at least one hour.
  6. Roll out on a lightly floured surface.
  7. Place into proper 9 inch spring form pan.
  8. Always prick, and then chill again.
  9. Fill with your cheesecake filling, and bake according to your recipe.
  10. This can also be made in your food processor.
  11. Keeps in the fridge for at least four days, or freezer up to 2 months.
Most Helpful

Yes fast easy and sooo good. This is one I will be using for a good many of my cheesecakes. Used this for Regal Cheesecake and it was wonderful! Thank you for posting this delicious alternate, an excellent base for great tasting desserts.

Gerry October 07, 2008

This is a wonderful recipe. I used it with the Irish Cream Cheesecake and it was perfect. Thanks.

Edie Tharpe November 15, 2004

Wonderful recipe - I used it with the Heavenly Lemon Cheescake and it turned out fabulous! If you use the food processor, it only takes 2 minutes to make!

Holly in Florida June 11, 2004