Have leftover dough? Use this “sweet” dough for simple cookies.
Makes two single-crust 9-inch pies/tarts or one 9-inch double-crust pie
2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ teaspoon kosher salt
12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, cold and cut into ½-inch cubes
2 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon ice water
¼ teaspoon grated lemon zest (optional)
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Nutritional information per single-crust serving (based on 12 servings):
Calories 100 (66% from fat) • carb. 7g • pro. 1g • fat 7g
sat. fat 5g • chol. 20mg • sod. 95mg • calc. 0mg • fiber 0g
Active Time: 5 minutes (for preparing dough) Inactive Time: 30 minutes (minimum recommended
- Insert chopping blade into the work bowl of the food processor. Add the flour, sugar and salt and process on Low for 10 seconds to sift. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the yolks, one at a time, and then add the water, zest (if using) and vanilla; pulse 4 to 5 times until com- bined. Dough should come together at this point.
- Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead 1 to 2 times to fully bring together. Divide dough equally into two pieces and form each into a flat disk; wrap in plastic and refrigerate until ready to use.
Note: As long as it is well wrapped, this pastry freezes well for up to 6 months.