The best and easiest shortbread crust recipe.

Homemade Shortbread Crust Recipe

This shortbread crust is the easiest and best crust you will ever make. It is the perfect crust for lemon bars, tarts, pies and quiches.

 

shortbread crust recipe

 

 

How to Make Homemade Shortbread Crust

 

Don’t be afraid to make your own shortbread crust! This is the easiest shortbread crust you will ever make. This recipe requires no special ingredients and no special equipment! This is a shortbread crust recipe that is made without a food processor and you don’t even need a rolling pin. All you need is 5 simple ingredients; butter, confectioners sugar, flour, salt, and vanilla.

 

ingredients to make shortbread crust

 

Step 1.

You’ll start by mixing melted butter and confectioners sugar together in your mixer. After the butter and sugar are mixed well, add the flour, salt, and vanilla until a soft dough begins to form.

 

Homemade shortbread crust

 

Step 2.

Place dough into a pie, tart or other dish and begin flattening and spreading the dough out so that it covers the bottom and sides of the dish.

 

Homemade shortbread crust

 

How to make shortbread crust

 

homemade shortbread crust

 

Shortbread crust recipe

 

Step 3.

After covering your dish with the shortbread dough you will need to blind bake (pre bake) the crust before adding your filling. This should take about 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown. When you begin to smell it from the oven, it’s done.

 

Shortbread crust

 

What can you make with shortbread crust?

Shortbread crust is the perfect crust for lemon bars, tarts, pies and quiches! Just about anything you can think of to fill it up with and bake! My absolute favorite dessert to make with this shortbread crust is my lemon tart.

 

 

Don’t let making your own crust intimidate you! Try this easy and delicious shortbread crust recipe now and you’ll have yourself a delicious treat in no time!

 

Happy Baking!

~Nicole

Shortbread crust recipe

Homemade Shortbread Crust

Nicole White
This shortbread crust is the best and easiest shortbread crust you'll ever make. It is the perfect crust for lemon bars, tarts, pies and quiches.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Butter melted
  • 1/2 cup Confectioners sugar
  • 2 1/4 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degress. Mix melted butter and confectioners sugar with mixer until confectioners sugar is dissolved.
  • Add remaining ingredients and continue to mix until a soft dough begins to form.
  • Place dough in pie dish and spread out evenly on the bottom and sides of dish.
  • Bake shortbread crust for 12-18 minutes until crust is golden brown before adding filling.

shortbread crust recipe

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One response to “The best and easiest shortbread crust recipe.”

  1. Just cooked shortcake according to your amazing recipe. Everything turned out great. The recipe and ingredients are really simple and affordable, cooking does not take much time.

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