Jam-Filled Pecan Biscuits

    Jam-Filled Pecan Biscuits

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    This recipe makes lovely jam-filled bar biscuits flavoured with spices and chopped pecans. You could substitute any other jam flavour you like.

    Serves: 12 

    • 250g butter
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 cup (125g) chopped pecans
    • 1/2 cup strawberry jam

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Grease one 20cm square baking dish.
    2. Cream the butter until soft and fluffy. Beat in the white sugar gradually, until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks.
    3. Sift the cardamom, allspice and flour together. Gradually add it to the butter mixture and stir to combine well. Stir in the chopped pecans.
    4. Spoon 1/2 of the dough into the prepared pan, spreading evenly. Top with strawberry jam and cover with the remaining dough.
    5. Bake for 1 hour or until lightly browned. Cool then cut into 4cm sized squares.

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