Pecan Diamonds

Recipe by BonnieZ
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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 48
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For the crust:
  • Combine flour, baking powder& salt, set aside.
  • Cream butter,sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  • Add dry ingredients, stirring until dough forms a ball.
  • Wrap dough and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F Between 2 sheets of waxed paper roll the dough into a 15x10 inch rectangle 1/8 inch thick.
  • Remove top sheet of waxed paper and invert onto a 15x10 inch jelly roll pan.
  • Remove remaining wax paper and if necessary, patch the dough.
  • Prick the dough liberally with a fork to prevent shrinkage during baking, and bake 10 minutes (DO NOT BROWN).
  • Cool completely and reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  • For the Filling:
  • In a large saucepan combine butter, honey,and both sugars and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Stir in nuts and mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in cream and mix thoroughly.
  • Set cooled partially baked crust into a pan of the same size (this is necessary to prevent burning of the crust while topping caramelizes).
  • CAREFULLY spread pecan mixture over partially baked crust (mixture will be extremely hot and can severly burn you).
  • Bake 35 minutes in 350F oven.
  • Cool completely in pans on wire rack.
  • Once cool cut crosswise into 1 1/2 inch stips, then cut diagonally at 2 inch intervals to form diamonds.
  • **It is recommended that you do not use dark coated baking pans for this recipe.
  • If you must, shorten baking time by at least 10 minutes.
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