One Crust 2 Ways

Always be multi-tasking. Even when baking.


Flaky Crust

4 cups Flour
3.5 Sticks butter, chilled
2 tablespoons crisco, chilled
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2/3 cups ice water


Apricot Jam
Pastry Cream
Whipped Cream


Add flour, sugar, and salt into large bowl. Cut in butter and crisco. Use a fork to mix in water, a little at a time.  Pour on to counter and press mixture into two separate disks and refrigerate for at least an hour.

For fruit tart: roll out crust on parchment paper.  Add fruit (sprinkle with lemon and sugar) making sure you leave a 2″ border.  Use parchment paper to lift up sides to cover some of the fruit to form a rustic tart. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 45 minutes until golden brown and fruit is bubbling.

For Pastry Cream: Follow directions for pastry cream. Roll out crust and place in pie tin. Blind bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. When cooled. Add a layer of apricot jam then a layer of cooled pastry cream. Top with fresh whipped cream.

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