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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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 Recipe

Makes: About 2 dozen cookies

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  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.

Nutrition

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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Easy
Total Time
1 hour or less
Servings
8 or more
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Meal/Course
Brunch
Dessert
Snack
Ethnic/Regional
French
Health & Diet Considerations
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate

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