Gallery: How to Make a No-Roll, Gluten-Free Tart Crust

The finished tart
The finished tart

Gorgeous, right? Now let's walk you through making it...

Add butter
Add butter

Cut cold butter into small pieces and add to the dry ingredients in the food processor.

Cut butter into dry ingredients
Cut butter into dry ingredients

Pulse food processor until no large pieces of butter remain.

Add wet ingredients
Add wet ingredients

Whisk together egg and ice water. Stop food processor and add egg mixture.

Run food processor
Run food processor

Run food processor until dough forms. After about 20 seconds, dough begins to hold together. Don’t stop now.

Mix until dough ball forms
Mix until dough ball forms

Keep running food processor until dough ball forms. If a dough ball doesn't form after 40 seconds of mixing, add two teaspoons of water.

Pinch dough
Pinch dough

Pinch dough into tablespoon pieces. Place dough balls around edge of greased tart pan.

Remaining dough
Remaining dough

Fill the pan with the remaining dough balls. Place them in the center of the pan. Be sure to leave a little space between each dough ball.

Press dough together
Press dough together

Starting in the bottom of the pan (not at the edge), press dough together.

Cover bottom of pan with dough
Cover bottom of pan with dough

You want the dough to evenly cover the bottom of the pan. No bare spots should remain.

Create crust
Create crust

Press remaining dough into the sides and bottom of the pan to create the crust.

Shape tart shell
Shape tart shell

Using a measuring cup, firmly press dough into pan. This should get rid of any cracks in the dough.

Trim edge
Trim edge

Trim excess dough from edge with a sharp knife.

Inspect edge
Inspect edge

If there are any bare spots, fill in with the excess dough you trimmed from the tart.

Poke the base
Poke the base

Poke the base a few times with a fork to prevent it from puffing up as it bakes.

Bake until lightly golden brown
Bake until lightly golden brown

After chilling dough for 45 minutes, bake until lightly golden brown. Fill as desired.