Toasted Pecan Tart Crust Recipe

I needed a “different” crust for a fruit tart I was making and this Pecan Crust TOTALLY fit the bill!

Rosted Pecan Crust Recipe


  • 1 cup pecans
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbs unsalted COLD butter
  • 1 egg yolk


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Spread pecans on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake for 10 minutes
  3. Remove and cool
  4. Crush the nuts in a food processor with the flour, sugar and salt, until mixture is grainy but not fine like sand
  5. Add butter, egg yolk and pulse in food processor until it makes pea like clumps
  6. Pour the dough into a well greased tart pan and press into the pan and slightly up the edges
  7. Pierce with a fork and freeze for an hour
  8. Preheat oven to 400
  9. Remove from freezer, bake at 400 for 13-15 minutes
  10. Remove, cool, fill as desired
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As always – enjoy!

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