I have found that to make a shortbread crust has a much more flavorful and simpler to make crust for tarts.

 

Place into mixing bowl:   

1 ¼ sticks softened butter

¼ cup powdered sugar

1 ½ tbsp sugar                       

¼ tsp salt                                  

 

Add:    1 ½ cup all-purpose flour  

 

 

 

Mix slowly until it clumps when squeezed in hand.  

If too dry, add a few drops of water.

 

 

Press onto sides first.

 

 

 

Then evenly on bottom of pan.

 

Perforate the bottom of the crust with a fork.

 

 

Bake at 350° for 20-25 min until golden brown.

Like with all tart crusts you can coat with chocolate to

help the crust from getting soggy

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