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Am I right that tart pans are not greased/buttered? Why not?

asked by allie about 6 years ago

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HalfPint
HalfPint

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added about 6 years ago

I think you're correct, because the crust (pate sucree probably?) has so much butter than it's not necessary. But that's just my hunch.

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Reiney
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added about 6 years ago

Assuming you're making a pastry-based tart, the pastry itself has enough butter/fat to ensure it doesn't stick to the pan. It will also contract a touch when baking (hopefully not too much!).

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petitbleu
added about 6 years ago

Ditto the above. However, I find that some shortbread crusts that you press into the pan rather than rolling out will stick if the dish is not buttered.

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