Deep-Dish Pastry Shell


A springform pan is the secret to this seriously deep crust. Stuff it with your favorite fruit filling.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Freeze Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 8 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup cold water


  1. In the bowl of a food processor combine the flour and salt. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the egg and water in a small bowl; add to the food processor and pulse until the mixture just begins to clump together. Transfer the mixture out onto a sheet of plastic wrap; fold the wrap over and press the crumbs until they hold together; shape into a circle. Wrap and chill at least 30 minutes.

  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out to a 15-inch circle. Carefully roll the pastry around the rolling pin and transfer to a 9x2 1/2-inch springform pan, pressing it into the sides. Trim the overhanging pastry to 1 inch and press it firmly against the outside of the ring to help prevent it from shrinking. Use the trimmings to fill any cracks. Freeze the shell for 20 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the springform pan on a baking sheet. Line the pastry shell with a double thickness of aluminum foil long enough to overhang the sides. Bake about 20 minutes or until the edge of the dough is lightly browned. Remove the foil and continue baking the pastry shell for 10 to 15 minutes longer, or until lightly browned on the bottom. Transfer the baking sheet to a rack and let the pastry cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
10g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 242mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Protein 3g
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 36mg 1%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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