Little Pecan Pies
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
3 Tbsp shortening
4 tsp cold water
1/3 cup pecan halves
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Whipped cream, optional
In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually
add water, tossing with fork until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for
at least 30 min.
Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a 6" circle. Transfer to 2 (4 1/2")
tart pans; fit pastry into pans, trimming if necessary.
Arrange pecans in shells.
In a bowl, combine egg, corn syrup, brown sugar and vanilla; mix well. Pour over
Place shells on a baking sheet. Bake at 375F for 35-40 min. or until a knife
inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Top with whipped cream if desired.
AUTHOR: Lori A