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Pecan Tart
from Karen Mintzias - California, USA

Categories: Desserts
Yield: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups Flour
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground allspice or cloves
  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • 1/4 cup Cold water
  • 8 oz Pitted dates
  • 3 tbs Maple syrup
  • 3 tbs Water or more syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cinnamon or allspice
  • 6 oz Pecans (halves or pieces) -OR- other nuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 375 F.

In food processor, combine flour, salt, cinnamon and allspice.
Add oil and process until mixture resembles fine crumbs, about 10 seconds.
Add water and process another 10 seconds, until ingredients are evenly combined and form tiny beads of dough.
Transfer to an ungreased 9" tart pan and press crumbs onto bottom and sides of pan to form crust.
Set aside while you prepare filling.

Finely mince dates and combine with remaining ingredients.
Mix thoroughly, then spread filling evenly in crust.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until crust and top of filling are both nicely browned.

Depending on your individual preference, you may wish to add more liquid and/or flavoring (water, syrup, orange juice, grated orange or lemon rind, liqueur, etc) to this recipe.
Other nuts work well too, particularly coarsely chopped almonds or macadamia nuts.

Copyright 1995 Karen Mintzias