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Lemon and Clove Tart Dough
This crust works well with lemon flavored pies and tarts.

1/2 c butter 1 t lemon zest
1/3 c sugar 1/4 t salt
1 yolk 1/8 t cloves
1/2 t vanilla 1 1/3 c flour

Mix butter with sugar. Add yolk, vanilla, zest, salt and cloves. Add in flour; mix until just incorporated. Turn onto floured surface and form into a flat ball. Wrap and chill until use. Let soften slightly before using.

Source 4.

Butter Tart Crust
This dough is great for tartlets and is easy to make and work with.

1 1/4 c flour 10 T butter, chilled
1/3 c powdered sugar 2 yolks
1/2 t salt 1 T cold water

In processor, blend flour, sugar and salt. Add in butter; process until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add in yolks and water and process until moist clumps are formed in the dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and gather into a ball. Flatten, wrap and chill before use.

Source 50.

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