Sweet Pastry

A simple sweet pastry is sure to become a family favourite. Incredibly versatile, use this recipe for making pies, tarts and so much more.

Yield: Makes enough dough for a 10 inch tart.

Sweet Pastry


  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, chilled and cubed


  1. Whisk together cream and egg yolk until pale yellow in colour; set aside.
  2. Place flour and sugar in a food processor; process to combine. Add butter and process, using an on/off motion, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add cream mixture and process, using an on/off motion, just until dough starts to come together.
  3. Gather dough into a ball. Flatten dough into a disc shape. Wrap disc with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour before rolling out.
Nutritional analysis per serving:


162 calories, 10 g fat, 2 g protein, 16.3 g carbohydrate, 0.4 g fibre, 64 mg sodium

Tip: Using chilled butter is essential to achieving perfect, flakey dough. The dispersed pieces of chilled butter melt while baking creating tender, flakey layers in your crust.