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Lemon Pecan Pastry Slices

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Servings: 16
This refreshing brunch bread has a custard-like layer and a lemony glaze.

Pastry Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, slightly softened
2 tablespoons water

Topping Ingredients:
1 cup water
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs

Glaze Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Place 1 cup flour in large bowl; cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 2 tablespoons water. Press mixture into ball by hand. Divide in half.

Pat each half into 12 x 3-inch rectangle about 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Set aside.

Combine 1 cup water and 1/2 cup butter in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil and butter is melted (6 to 8 minutes). Stir in 2 tablespoons lemon juice and lemon peel. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup flour. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture forms a ball (about 1 minute). Remove from heat.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating with wire whisk or wooden spoon until smooth and glossy.

Spread half of egg mixture over each pastry rectangle. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until surface is crisp and golden. Cool at least 20 minutes. (Topping rises during baking and shrinks during cooling, forming custard-like layer.)

Combine powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons lemon juice in small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed 1 minute. Increase speed to high. Beat until desired glazing consistency.

Spread glaze over pastry; sprinkle with pecans. Cut into slices.

Storage Directions: Wrap in plastic food wrap or aluminum foil; refrigerate up to 2 days.

Almond Pastry Slices: Omit lemon juice and lemon peel in topping. Substitute 1 teaspoon almond extract. Omit lemon juice in glaze. Substitute 1 teaspoon almond extract or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 to 3 tablespoons milk. Omit pecans. Substitute 1/4 cup sliced almonds.

Makes 16 servings

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)
Calories: 230
Fat: 15 g
Cholesterol: 75 mg
Sodium: 120 mg
Carbohydrates: 22 g
Dietary Fiber: <1 g
Protein: 3 g

Source: Land O'Lakes
Date: January 30, 2004


Reviewer: Liana

Reviewer: medinalakegirl
These are really pretty easy to make and taste incredible. I love them. Thank you so much for the recipe!


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