• ½ cup pecans
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup unbleached white flour
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • I cup sugar
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • ⅓ cup unbleached white flour
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime peel (optional)
  • 12 pecan halves, toasted (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven 325°.
  2. Butter the baking pan.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor or by hand, finely chop the pecans.
  4. Add the melted butter, flour, and brown sugar and process or blend with your fingers to form a crumbly mixture.
  5. Press the crust into the prepared pan and bake until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. While the crust is baking, whisk together the eggs and sugar.
  7. Stir in the lime juice, flour, and the lime peel, if using, and mix well until smooth.
  8. When the crust is baked, pour the lime custard into it and return the pan to the oven.
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the topping, is firm to the touch.
  10. Cool in the pan for about 1 hour.
Recipe by Moosewood Restaurant & Recipes | Ithaca, NY at