Step 1 Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter and cut it in using a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the ice water 1 tablespoon at a time and stir it in with a fork.
Step 2 Gather the dough into a ball. Flatten and wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Step 3Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface to one-eighth-inch thick. Place in a 10- or 11-inch tart pan, letting the excess fall over the side. Gently press the dough into the bottom and sides of the pan. Trim to an inch larger than the pan, then fold the extra inch of dough back into the tart and press into the sides. Save any leftover dough for another use.
Step 4Refrigerate the tart shell for 15 minutes. Prick the bottom of the dough with a fork. Line with parchment paper and weigh down with pie weights or beans. Bake in a 400-degree oven for 10 minutes, then remove the parchment paper and bake for an additional 20 minutes.