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