Press-In Shortbread Pie Crust
Use this recipe as a crust for our Easy Pumpkin Pie.
Martha Stewart Living, November 2009
Yield Makes one 9-inch crust
- 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- Stir together butter and sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in yolk. Add flour and salt, and stir until mixture is dry and crumbly. Press dough into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Freeze until firm, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Bake, rotating halfway through, just until crust turns golden brown, 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool in dish on a wire rack.
- Make filling (see our Easy Pumpkin Pie recipe).
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