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Shortbread Crust


  • 1/2 lbs / 1 c butter salted, room temperature
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 2 c flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Mix butter with sugar and salt until well combined.
  • Mix in egg yolks.
  • Add flour 1 cup at a time. (at this point I just used my fingers to mix or a hand mixer on low)
  • Mix until the dough forms a small crumb-like texture
  • Pour into 9" pie plate, or container of choice, and press dough against sides and bottom and form the shell
  • Put into freezer for about 15-20 minutes
  • Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes until it just starts to turn brown
  • Set aside to cool


Great with lemon meringue pie! Add some lemon zest to the dough for a nice zip.