Sweet Tart Dough

This is the perfect dough for fruit tarts and cream pies. It’s easy to work with and does not crumble as you try to mold it into a pan. The almond flour gives it a nice nutty flavor. Try substituting hazelnut flour instead of almond flour for a darker color and taste that pairs well with chocolate fillings.

Yield: 2 nine inch fluted tart molds

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond flour, finely ground
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 13 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon butter, soft but not melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups + 5 tablespoons all purpose flour

Directions

  1. Sift the powdered sugar, almond flour, salt, and first measurement of flour together. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixture fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and granulated sugar and paddle until smooth.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and eggs slowly until combined.
  4. Add the sifted dry ingredient mixture and paddle until fully blended making sure to scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl often.
  5. Add the second measurement of flour and paddle until just blended making sure not to over mix.
  6. Turn the dough out onto plastic wrap and divide into two small, flat disks (each disk will weigh about one pound).
  7. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least two hours before use.
  • Yield: 2 nine inch fluted tart molds