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Crostata Shell

Prep Time:15 Minutes
Cook Time:25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

A versatile tart dough that can be used for dessert or savory dishes.


  • 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, from 1 medium sized lemon
  • 12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon ice water


  • 1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and lemon zest. Pulse to combine, about 5 short pulses. Add butter and pulse until it is the size of peas, about 5 pulses more. Add egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract, and milk and pulse until dough forms, adding the ice water (and more if needed) to help it come together. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • 2. Preheat the Egg to 350°F. Butter tart pan.
  • 3. Press enough dough into the tart pan so that creates a 1/4
  • 4. Place filled tart in the Egg and bake until crust is golden and jam is set, about 50 minutes (depending on the size of the pan). Let cool completely before serving.

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