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The dough for the crust will need to be chilled for 30 minutes, so be sure to add that time in. From Taste of Home (February/March 2001)
- In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly.
- Gradually add water, tossing with fork until dough forms a ball.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minute
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Divide dough in half; roll each half into a 6" circle.
- Transfer to 2 (4 1/2 inch) tart pans; fit pastry into pans, trimming if necessary.
- Arrange pecans in pans.
- Mix egg, corn syrup, brown sugar and vanilla together; pour over pecans.
- Place tart pans on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- Top with whipped or ice cream if desired.