Pecan Crust Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main Ingredient


 Pecans1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), ground
 All purpose flour1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Ground pecans1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Egg yolk1
 Ice water5 Tablespoon
 Lemon juice2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2060 Calories from Fat 1325

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 152 g234.1%

Saturated Fat 31.1 g155.5%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 185.1 mg

Sodium 986.4 mg41.1%

Total Carbohydrates 153 g51%

Dietary Fiber 11 g43.8%

Sugars 3.3 g

Protein 27 g54.8%

Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 8.8%

Calcium 9.5% Iron 59.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In large bowl, combine flour, ground pecans and salt.
Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In small bowl, blend egg yolk, 4 tablespoons water and lemon juice.
Add to flour mixture, mixing lightly with fork just until dough sticks together.
Add more water, if necessary.
Press into ball.
Roll out on lightly floured surface into 10-inch circle.
Carefully fit into 9-inch pie plate.
Trim edge; flute as desired.
Prick bottom and side of pastry with fork.