Pecan Slice
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Pecan Slice made with the perfect combination of chewy gooey pecan filling topped on shortbread crusted base.
Recipe type: Baked Goods
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose plain flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tspn salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup packed light-brown sugar
  • ¼ cup corn syrup, or glucose
  • ¼ cup thickened cream
  • ½ tspn salt
  • 2 cups pecans
  • ½ chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC. Line a Line a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a food processor, pulse flour, sugar, and salt to combine. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add egg; pulse just until a dough forms.
  3. Transfer dough to prepared pan; with floured fingers and an offset spatula, press firmly into bottom and ¾ inch up sides. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.
  4. Prick bottom of dough; bake until lightly golden, 20 minutes. Let cool while preparing filling.
  5. Make the filling: In a large saucepan, bring butter, brown sugar and corn syrup to a boil over high heat, whisking constantly until smooth. Continue to boil, without stirring, until slight darkened. About 2 minutes.
  6. Remove pan from heat. Whisk in cream and salt. Mix in pecans.
  7. Spoon hot filling evenly over crust, using a spoon or spatula to press in nuts so they fit snugly.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes. The slice should be bubbling and amber coloured. Cool completely in pan.
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