Butter Pecan Pastry

posted by Schmitty 06-06-99 4:29 PM

Butter Pecan Pastry
Yields 12 to 16 servings

1 1/2 cups (3) sticks butter (salted)
4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup ground pecans
2/3 cup cold water
1 egg beaten

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup ground pecans

Pastry: In large bowl, combine all pastry ingredients except water and egg. Blend well. Add water, mix well. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Butter cookie sheet or pizza pan.

To make filling: In another large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter and sugar til well blended. Add 1/4 cup flour and 1 cup pecans, blend well.

Divide dough into 2 portions; roll out 1 portion into a 10 inch circle. Place on buttered cookie sheet. Spread filling to 1 inch from edge.

Roll out remaining portion of dough into a 10 inch circle; brush edge with water. Place pastry on top of filling; press and crimp edge. Brush top with beaten egg.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or til golden brown. Cut into wedges to serve. Serve with dollop of Rum Flavored Hard Sauce.

Rum Flavored Hard Sauce:
1/2 cup 1 stick butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon rum or 1/2 teaspoon rum flavoring

In small bowl, combine ingredients; beat well. Serve dollop on each serving of Butter Pecan Pastry

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