- Yield: Makes five 3-inch tart shells
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup solid vegetable shortening
- 4 to 6 tablespoons ice water
Sift flour and salt together into a medium bowl. Add shortening, and mix in with fingertips until the mixture resembles cornmeal. Add just enough ice water to form a dough. Gather into a ball, wrap in plastic, and place in refrigerator for a few minutes before rolling out.