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Lemon Pecan Pastry Slices

Lemon Pecan Pastry Slices

This refreshing pastry recipe has a custard-like layer and a lemony glaze.

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40 min
Prep Time
1 hr 50 min
Total Time



1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, slightly softened

2 tablespoons water


1 cup water

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

1 cup all-purpose flour

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup chopped pecans

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Place 1 cup flour into bowl; cut in 1/2 cup butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 2 tablespoons water. Shape mixture into ball. Divide in half.

  3. STEP 3

    Pat each half into 12x3-inch rectangle about 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine 1 cup water and 1/2 cup butter in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil and butter is melted. Stir in 2 tablespoons lemon juice and lemon zest. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup flour. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat.

  5. STEP 5

    Add eggs, one at a time, beating with whisk or wooden spoon until smooth and glossy.

  6. STEP 6

    Spread half of egg mixture over each pastry rectangle. Bake 50-55 minutes or until surface is crisp and golden. Cool at least 20 minutes. (Topping rises during baking and shrinks during cooling, forming custard-like layer.)

  7. STEP 7

    Combine powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons lemon juice in bowl. Beat at low speed 1 minute. Beat at high speed until desired glazing consistency.

  8. STEP 8

    Spread glaze over pastry; sprinkle with pecans. Cut into slices.

Tip #1

Almond Pastry Slices:
Omit lemon juice and lemon peel in topping. Substitute 1 teaspoon almond flavoring. Omit lemon juice in glaze. Substitute 1 teaspoon almond flavoring or 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 to 3 tablespoons milk. Omit pecans. Substitute 1/4 cup sliced almonds.

Nutrition (1 serving)

230 Calories
15 Fat (g)
75 Cholesterol (mg)
120 Sodium (mg)
22 Carbohydrates (g)
<1 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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