Pecan Pie Shell

    Pecan Pie Shell


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    This is a basic pie shell recipe, very good for custard pies. WATCH it carefully as it cooks, as nut crusts burn easily; they DON'T have to turn black to taste burnt!

    Serves: 8 

    • 2 1/2 cups ground pecans
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/3 cup white sugar
    • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Stir together ground nuts, cinnamon and sugar. Mix in melted butter.
    2. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a deep 23cm pie pan. Chill the unbaked shell in the refrigerator for about 30 to 45 minutes.
    3. Place pie shell on a baking tray and position on the middle rack of a preheated 180 degree C oven. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before filling.

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