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Basic Tart Dough

Basic Tart Dough

makes enough for one 10" diameter tart or one 14x10" galette Servings

Too-cold doughs can crack and split when rolled; we recommend letting this recipe sit at room temperature for five minutes first for optimal tart crust.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 large egg, beaten to blend

Recipe Preparation

  • Whisk sugar, salt, and 1 cup flour in a medium bowl. Add butter and rub in with your fingers until mixture resembles coarse meal with a few pea-size pieces remaining. Drizzle egg over butter mixture and mix gently with a fork until dough just comes together.

  • Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth (a few dry spots are okay). Form dough into a disk. Wrap in plastic and chill until firm, at least 2 hours.

  • DO AHEAD: Dough can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled, or freeze up to 1 month.

,Photos by Michael Graydon Nikole Herriott

Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 1190 Fat (g) 77 Saturated Fat (g) 45 Cholesterol (mg) 375 Carbohydrates (g) 102 Dietary Fiber (g) 3 Total Sugars (g) 14 Protein (g) 22 Sodium (mg) 1250Reviews SectionQuestion!!! How can I turn this into a chocolate crust? I know obviously with cocoa powder, but I need measurements. :) Best recipe with such a tender crust...

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