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Sweet Pastry (Pate Sucre)

A sweet pie crust that works really well with French Silk and other cream pies. Yummy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill in Refrigerator 1 hr
Servings 8


  • 1 cup flour all purpose
  • 1/4 cup sugar granulated
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter cut in pieces
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons cream heavy
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  • Using a mixer with the paddle attachment, mix flour and sugar.
  • Add butter and mix until sandy.
  • Add yolk, 1 teaspoon of cream and vanilla. Mix just until combined.
  • If needed, add 1 more teaspoon of cream.
  • Form into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.