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Pecan Brown Sugar Crust

Ginger-Pear Crumble with a Pecan Brown Sugar Crust
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Makes one 9-inch crust| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:


  • 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
  • egg, slightly beaten


  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.
By November, 2004

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 258.57Calories From Fat 60%
  • Calcium 22.51mg
  • Carbohydrate 23g
  • Cholesterol 49mg
  • Fat 17.36g
  • Fiber 1.6g
  • Iron 1.44mg
  • Protein 3.92mg
  • Sat Fat 6.31g
  • Sodium 158.32mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

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    High in vitamin C, these hard, tart berries are grown in bogs in colder regions of North America and Europe. They’re almost always eaten cooked, as in the classic Thanksgiving relish.