Death by Pecan Pastry




Makes 1 (9-inch) pastry shell

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 16 Minutes
Other: 30 Minutes


1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup ground pecans
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon brandy (optional)
1 to 2 tablespoons cold water


Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.

Combine vinegar, egg yolk, and, if desired, brandy; sprinkle over dry ingredients. Stir with a fork. Add cold water, and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape dough into a ball; cover and chill 30 minutes.

Roll pastry to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Place in a 9-inch pieplate coated with cooking spray; trim off excess pastry along edges. Fold edges under, and crimp.

Irene Smith, Papillion, Nebraska,

Southern Living Cook-Off Cookbook,

Oxmoor House

July 2004
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