Sweet shortcrust pastry to make apple and berry pies

Sweet shortcrust pastry

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins plus chilling

Easy

Makes around 300g

Learn how to make sweet shortcrust pastry. You'll be surprised how easy it is, then you can make all sorts of desserts like our apple and blackberry pies

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal275
  • fat14g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 150g plain flour
  • 75g unsalted butter
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  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk

Method

  1. Put 150g plain flour and 75g unsalted butter in a bowl and rub together with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.

  2. Mix in 50g icing sugar and a pinch of salt followed by 1 egg yolk. If the pastry feels too dry to form a dough, add 1 tbsp water. Shape the dough into a ball, flatten it out into a disc, wrap it in cling film, then chill for at least 30 mins before using in your recipes. You could try using it to make our apple & blackberry pies.

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cagsy86
24th Dec, 2018
5.05
Used this for my mince pies. Perfect crisp shortcrust. I'll definitely make this again. This made 9 topped mince pies
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Patrick Crump
7th Mar, 2019
why icing sugar?
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goodfoodteam
11th Mar, 2019
Thanks for your question. Icing sugar provides a finer texture.
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