This recipe, courtesy of chef Paul Bergeron, is used to make his delicious Pumpkin Pecan-Praline Pie.

The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 3037

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes enough for 1 pumpkin pecan-praline pie
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Mix together salt and water in a small bowl until salt has dissolved; set aside.

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  • Add flour and sugar to the bowl of a food processor; pulse to combine. Add butter and lard; continue pulsing until butter and lard form pea-sized pieces. Add the salted water and pulse until dough just comes together. Divide dough into two equal pieces, wrap tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight before using.

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Reviews (6)

11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
12/10/2007
This is the best pie crust I have every made. I made two pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving and everyone noticed the delicious crust. I live with my 93-year-old grandmother so she had some leaf lard in the freezer but I didn't know why it was different than regular lard. After seeing it on the show I researched it on the internet.
Rating: Unrated
11/26/2007
Hi Rahy, How is it going in Tunisia? I visited once when I was a little girt. Mostly I just remember many, very white buildings in the sand. Probably the best substitute for lard is a processed shortening (Crisco brand). Since you don't have it, I would suggest making Martha's pate brisee/ pie crust recipe which only contains butter (with some flour salt, sugar
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11/22/2007
Hello, I am currently Living in Tunisia , North Africa and I doubt very much that I can find Leaf Lard, especially if it comes from pig :/ Is there a substitute? Maybe from a cow? Any suggestions?
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Rating: Unrated
11/20/2007
Oh, I saw the video. It turns out that the "new processor" was just a new lid for the Cuisinart. The lid is the one w/out a feed tube. I believe to find Leaf Lard you have to find yourself a real butcher. It comes from a pig. It is special lard found around/near the kidneys. I imagine it is not very easy to find. Ask any butchers....
Rating: Unrated
11/19/2007
Where can I get the Leaf Lard for the crust?
Rating: Unrated
11/19/2007
I missed this show but heard from a friend that the chef making the pie was using a new food processor. Does anyone know what she (my friend) was talking about? Which "new" processor did he have?
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