Pate Brisee for Pink-Applesauce Tart

Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
1 10-inch tart

Use this recipe when making the Pink-Applesauce Tart with Martha's Homemade Applesauce.


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water


  1. Pulse flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor until combined. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some pea-size pieces remaining. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons ice water and pulse until mixture holds together when pressed between fingertips. Add additional 1 tablespoon ice water, if needed; do not overprocess.

  2. Transfer mixture to a piece of plastic wrap. Knead once or twice. Form into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

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