Egg Pastry

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2single crusts
  • About This Recipe

    “A very good crust for quiches and tarts, very rich, crisp and buttery. It can be made by hand.”


  • 2 1/2 cupsflour
  • 3/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 cupvery cold butter
  • 1/2 cupvery cold margarine
  • 2teaspoons lemon juice or 2teaspoonswhite vinegar
  • 1egg
  • ice cold water
  • Directions

  • Put flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times to mix well.
  • With the motor OFF, cut in the cold butter and margarine.
  • Pulse until the fats are in about 1/4 inch pieces.
  • Put the lemon juice OR vinegar and the egg, beaten into a measuring cup and add enough ice water to make 1/2 cup.
  • Start your processor and feed water in a slow stream through the tube.
  • Watch what your doing as you may not need all the liquid, because as soon as the dough begins to gather together stop the machine.
  • The dough does not have to form a ball but it should be soft and silken.
  • Turn dough out onto waxed paper, form into two balls, wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Reviews

  • “A nice, buttery pastry and not too heavy. I used it for a pear and apple pie and it was very pleasant. However, in future, I think I would rather use this pastry for a savoury tart or pie. Thank you for a quick and easy recipe :)”

  • “easy easy easy and its a lovely pastry thank you”

  • “This is a great recipe. I whipped it up in my kitchen-aid. The crust turned out light and flaky. Because of a milk allergy in our home I did have to substitute the butter for margarine. It worked wonderful. “

  • “Thank you DiB’s for your great and easy pastry.I made it by hand instead of the food processor, and it came out perfect.I will return to your Egg Pastry recipe again to make a coconut cream pie.”

  • “I have always had trouble with pastry UNTIL I found this recipe! This recipe is easy to make and worked as a wonderful base for my turtle tarts recipe#57335. I rolled the dough into balls and then smooshed them into mini muffin tins with my wooden tart maker thing. Thanks for sharing!”