Pecan Brown Sugar Crust

Ginger-Pear Crumble with a Pecan Brown Sugar Crust
James Baigrie
A pecan brown sugar crust holds this juicy pear tart together.

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Makes one 9-inch crust
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
50
minutes

Ingredients

1 1/4
cups
all-purpose flour
3/4
cup
pecans
1/4
cup
light brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon
salt
6
tablespoons
unsalted butter, softened
1
egg, slightly beaten

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine the flour, pecans, sugar, and salt until the pecans are finely chopped. Add the butter and pulse until crumbs start to form. Add the egg and pulse until the dough comes together.
  3. Chill for 20 minutes or until needed. Press 3/4 of the dough into a 9-inch pie plate, reserving the remainder for crumble topping.
  4. Bake until golden or according to your pie recipe instructions.
Frank Mentasana
October 2004

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 60 %
  • Calcium 22.51 mg
  • Carbohydrate 23 g
  • Cholesterol 49 mg
  • Fat 17.36 g
  • Fiber 1.6 g
  • Iron 1.44 mg
  • Protein 3.92 mg
  • Sat Fat 6.31 g
  • Sodium 158.32 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.