Nutty Tart with Brown Sugar

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Nutty Tart with Brown Sugar
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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 15 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 45 min.
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Ingredients

for
1
For the pastry
2 cups
cup
cold butter
0.333 cup
superfine caster sugar
For the filling
½ cup
1.333 cups
0.333 cup
1 teaspoon
3
eggs (beaten)
½
lemon (finely grated zest)
2 cups
finely chopped Pecan
For the topping
1 cup
finely chopped Pecan
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.
For the pastry: sift the flour into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, then gradually add the water, until the mixture just comes together. Roll the dough into a ball, then wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
2.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Grease a deep 23 cm | 9" pie dish.
3.
Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and line the dish.
4.
For the filling: heat the butter, sugar, golden syrup and vanilla in a pan over a low heat until the butter has melted. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 10 minutes.
5.
Add the eggs and lemon zest to the mixture and stir well. Gently stir in the pecans.
6.
Pour into the pastry case and sprinkle with the finely chopped pecans. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the pastry is golden. The filling be slightly soft, but will firm up as the pie cools.