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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


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


  • 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.