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Pecan Brown Sugar Crust

Photo: James Baigrie
Yield Makes 1 9-inch piecrust


  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 22.51 mg
  • calories 258.57
  • caloriesfromfat 60 %
  • carbohydrate 23 g
  • cholesterol 49 mg
  • fat 17.36 g
  • fiber 1.6 g
  • iron 1.44 mg
  • protein 3.92 mg
  • satfat 6.31 g
  • sodium 158.32 mg

How to Make It

  1. In the bowl of 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. Chill for 20 minutes or until needed. Press 3/4 of the dough into a 9-inch pie plate, reserving the remainder for the crumble topping. Bake in a preheated 375° F oven until golden or according to your pie recipe instructions.