Pecan Tuiles

November/December 1994

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French for “tiles,” these delicate tuiles are so-named because their curved shape resembles the clay roof tiles of houses in southern France.

"These are very yummy, but it is difficult to get them off the pan fast enough before they harden. I would only do about 6 at a time max. "
Pecan Tuiles

Makes: About 2 dozen cookies

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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, (1 ounce)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Lightly oil 2 baking sheets or coat them with cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add pecans and stir until the butter is lightly browned and the pecans are toasted, about 1 minute. Transfer to a medium bowl. Whisk in sugar. Add egg whites, flour and vanilla; whisk just until smooth.
  3. Drop the batter by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheets. Smooth the batter with the back of a spoon or a small metal spatula into thin circles 3 inches in diameter. Bake, one sheet at a time, until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Immediately loosen the cookies with a metal spatula.
  4. While still hot, remove the cookies from the baking sheet one by one and curl each over a rolling pin. If the cookies become too firm to shape, return them to the oven until pliable, about 30 seconds. Once the cookies have set, carefully transfer them to a rack to finish cooling.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. If they lose their crispness, place them in a 350°F oven for about 1 minute, then reshape.


Per tuile: 42 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 3 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 5 mg sodium; 12 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate (per 2 servings)

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