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Pate Sucree Recipe

Pate Sucree

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" It is a typically French pie crust also known as Pate Sablee. I hope it helps you and anyone else looking for pie dough. Use real butter and fresh eggs for best results. Note: The dough is generally cooked at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 20 minutes. The dough will work well with tarts, large and small, and pies. Don't forget to prick the dough with a fork just as you would with other doughs. "

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Original recipe makes 2 1/4 cups of dough Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    2 hrs 40 mins


  1. Put flour in a large bowl, and make a hole in the middle. In the hole, place the salt, sugar, egg yolks, and softened butter.
  2. Mingle the ingredients in the middle, adding flour little by little, and stopping as soon as you achieve a homogeneous mixture.
  3. Shape the dough into a ball and cover it in cellophane wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
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Sep 23, 2006

This classic French recipe needs an extra cup of flour to work. I took the photo pictured and had to add an extra cup of flour to make it workable. I checked several similar recipes and all used 2 cups of flour. Also, patting the dough in the pie plate works much better than trying to roll it out.

Oct 11, 2006

This is an excellent recipe but you must be careful. If you refrigerate it too long or if you are even a little off on the amounts of the ingredients you can have problems such as it being stiff and unworkable. However, it is very authentic and if you are willing to practice well worth following.


5 Ratings

Nov 04, 2009

This dough is just fine, but do not over chill. Use fresh eggs. Not Pate Sablee ( sandy pastry- much more crumbly) Not really pate sucree either, but close enough

Aug 07, 2009

The recipe is okay but there is a huge difference between pate sucree and pate sablee. With sucree the butter is cut in before the other ingredients are added and with sablee the butter is creamed before adding it to dry ingredients. So this dough really isn't either. The dough is okay, just named wrong.


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  • Calories
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 123 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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