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Pecan and date pies

5
4
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
50 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Moderate
Fresh dates create the caramel filling in these better-for-you pecan pies.

Ingredients

reduced-fat shortcrust pastry

156 g, (use 1 1/2 sheets) just thawed

fresh dates

12 individual, pitted

egg(s)

2 medium

pecans

30 g

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Use a 10cm round pastry cutter to cut 6 discs from the pastry. Use the discs to line six 1/3-cup (80ml) capacity muffin pans. Chill for 10 minutes.
  2. Line the pastry cases with baking paper and fill with pastry weights or rice. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and weights. Prick the bases with a fork and bake for a further 5 minutes or until cooked.
  3. Reduce oven to 160°C. Using a food processor, process the dates with 1/3 cup (80ml) water until smooth. Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl. Add the date puree and whisk until well combined.
  4. Pour the date mixture evenly into the pastry cases. Arrange the pecans on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until just set.

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