Pate Sucree Pastry Dough Recipe

Pie crust
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Ratings (4)
  • Total: 4 hrs
  • Prep: 4 hrs
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 crust (serves 8)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
144 Calories
12g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 crust (serves 8)
Amount per serving
Calories 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 27mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This butter based pastry dough is a recipe that’s popular in France. It’s slightly sweet flavor complements dessert pies and tarts.

Cooks note: Quick and cold… The secret to flaky pastry is to handle it as little as possible. When mixing the wet ingredients into the dry, stop once it sticks together to form cohesive dough. Run your hands under cold water for a few minutes and pat dry before handling the dough. This prevents the dough from melting together and being “processed” by your body heat.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3 tablespoons cold water

Steps to Make It

In a small bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry cutter, large-tined fork, or a food processor on pulse setting, cut the chilled butter into the flour until it resembles coarse sand with a few pea-sized pieces of butter still visible. Sprinkle the cold water onto the mixture and toss gently a few times, just until it forms a ball that holds together.

Separate the dough into two balls, flatten slightly into thick disk shapes, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for several hours before working with it.

For fast preparation: Put the dough in the freezer for 40-50 minutes before working with it.

Makes enough dough for 1 single crust recipe.