Pecan pie *taste*

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1¼ cup All-purpose flour
2 tablespoons Confectioners sugar
½ teaspoon Salt
10 tablespoons Cold unsalted butter, cut
Into bits
1 large Egg, separated
¼ cup Ice water
6 tablespoons Unsalted butter
1 cup Firmly packed dark brown
Sugar
½ teaspoon Salt
3 larges Eggs
¾ cup Light corn syrup
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
1 cup Finely ground pecans
1 cup Chopped pecans

Make the crust: In a bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt and butter and blend the mixture until it resembles coarse meal. In a small bowl combine the egg white and ice water. Add liquid to dry ingredients and toss to combine. Form dough into ball and chill 1 hour.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a round ⅛-inch thick and fit it into a 9-inch pie plate, crimping the edge. Chill 1 hour more.

Preheat oven to 400 F. Prick bottom and sides of shell, fit it with a round of wax paper and weight it with rice or beans. Bake shell for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes. In a small bowl whisk together egg yolk with ¼ teaspoon water and brush bottom and sides of shell with mixture. Return shell to oven and bake for 2 minutes more.

Preheat oven to 275 F. In a bowl set over simmering water melt butter.

Remove bowl from heat and whisk in sugar, salt, eggs, one at a time, corn syrup and vanilla. Return bowl to heat and stir until mixture is shiny and warm to the touch. Add finely ground pecans and chopped pecans. Bake in the oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until center feels set, but still slightly soft. Cool at least 4 hours.

Yield: 1 9-inch pie

Recommended Wine: Australian Muscat TASTE SHOW #TS4836

For the crust:

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