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Press-In Butter Pastry

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  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 4 Tablespoon
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2

Mix flour and sugar together.
Add butter and crumble it into the flour with your fingers until mixture is mealy in texture and there are no large particles.
Stir in the egg yolks with a fork until well blended, then work dough with your hands until it holds a smooth, noncrumbly ball (the heat of your hands softens butter and makes the dough stick together).
To shape, press the pastry into pan or pans, pushing it firmly to make an even layer.
Allow about 1 teaspoon dough for tart pans 2 inches wide and about 1/4 inch deep; about 2 tablespoons dough for tart pans 3 inches wide and 1 inch deep; about 1 cup dough for a 9-inch pie pan (shaping dough up to, but not onto pan rim); and about 1 1/2 cups dough for an 11-inch tart pan.
Bake pastry in 300° oven for 20 or 30 minutes or until pastry is lightly browned; the larger pastries take more time to brown than the small ones do.
Let pastry cool in pan; invert smaller tarts and tap lightly to free, then turn right side up.
If you wish to remove pastry from pie pan, carefully invert on wire rack; then, supporting with a serving dish, turn cupped side up.
The 11-inch tart pastry can be taken from pan only if supported by a removable metal bottom.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2447 Calories from Fat 1295

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 147 g226.6%

Saturated Fat 89.9 g449.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 733 mg244.3%

Sodium 38 mg1.6%

Total Carbohydrates 252 g84%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27%

Sugars 60.9 g

Protein 32 g64%

Vitamin A 93% Vitamin C

Calcium 11.7% Iron 69.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Press-In Butter Pastry Recipe