Butter or spray a 9-inch pie pan with a removable bottom – making sure it is has been adequately sprayed. Set aside
Place flour, salt and sugar in a food processor pulse for a couple of times to mix ingredients.
Throw in butter and pulse until rough dough forms.
Then add egg yolk - pulse until the dough barely comes.
Remove dough place on a work surface - knead just enough to incorporate all the dough. Working the dough as little as possible.
Do not overwork the dough; otherwise it’ll be too tough. When it’s ready, the dough will be barely moistened and come together into a ball.
Lightly press the dough on the prepare pie pan – working from the center up until the bottom and sides are fully covered with pastry – again be very gentle when pressing the dough onto the pie pan.
Place pie pan in the freezer and freeze for at least 30 minutes or more this helps prevent the dough from rising- if you are in a rush brick, then bake with beans to prevent rising.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven
Bake crust for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the crust is dry and golden browned. Set aside