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All-Purpose Tart Dough (Pate Sucree)



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water


  1. Place the flour, sugar, salt and butter in the bowl of a food processor and mix 10 to 15 seconds.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons water and mix 5 more seconds.
  3. Wrap in plastic wrap to rest in the refrigerator for 1/2 to 1 hour.
  4. Roll out to desired thickness and place in tart pan or make free form tarts.

Yield: dough for 1 (8- to 9-inch) tart or 5 individual tarts

Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon for a great pumpkin pie dough.


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