Pecan Slice an easy and tasty dessert treat

If you like Italian, you’ll love Easy Manicotti

This recipe was originally Walnut slice, but I don’t care for walnuts so I made it with pecans and I like it much better.

I used to make it at home all the time as a teenager.

Pecan or Walnut Slice

Pastry:

1 ½ c. Flour

¼ c. Brown sugar

½ c. Butter

Mix until crumbly. Press into a 7 x 11 pan. Bake at 375 for 10 min. Or until it begins to brown. Cool to lukewarm.

Meringue Topping:

2 egg whites

1 c. sugar

2 tbsp. Flour

½ tsp. Baking powder

½ c. Coconut

1 c. Chopped nuts

Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Gradually beat in sugar. Blend in baking powder and flour. Fold in coconut and nuts. Spread mixture over cooled pastry. Bake at 325 for about 15 to 20 mins. Cut while warm into finger sized slices and allow to cool in pan.

Easy Manicotti

1 lb ricotta cheese

4 ounces mozzarella cheese , grated

3 tablespoons parmesan cheese , grated

1 teaspoon sugar

1 egg , slightly beaten

Nutmeg ( to taste)

1 tablespoon parsley , finely chopped

salt and pepper

1 (5 ounce) packages manicotti , uncooked

1 (15 1/2 ounce) jars prepared meatless marinara sauce ( or homemade, if desired)

Directions: Combine Ricotta, Mozzarella, grated Parmesan, sugar, egg, nutmeg, parsley, salt and pepper to taste.

Stuff uncooked manicotti generously with the cheese mixture, from both ends.

Arrange manicotti in a single layer in a baking pan.

Bring sauce to a boil and pour over manicotti, covering completely.

Cover baking pan with aluminum foil, crimping the edges to seal tightly.

Bake in a preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 40 minutes.

Remove foil; sprinkle generously with additional grated cheese.

Bake uncovered for 5 minutes more.

Dora Miner is a local cook and baker who writes a regular column for The Pipestone Flyer.

Just Posted

You’re going to love Creamy Dill Chicken

Try out a recipe for lilac infused oil

Prime minister wastes tax money on trips

Someone is going to have a big job cleaning up this mess: writer

County of Wetaskiwin will re-examine Winfield security

Winfield facility security a matter of debate Apr. 9

County council agrees area structure plans necessary

Alder Flats resident requests waiver of area structure plan

Lakedell 4-H Beef Club report for May

Our club year has wrapped up with an amazing bang. We could… Continue reading

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

Cabinet is expected to announce its decision on the expansion of the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline by Tuesday

Alberta Mountie found not guilty of dangerous driving causing pedestrian’s death

RCMP Const. Michelle Phillips also found not guilty of dangerous driving causing bodily harm

Three Albertans land ‘monster’ sturgeon in B.C.’s Fraser River

For angler who landed the exceptionally large sturgeon it was an ‘incredible dream come true’

Toronto Raptors and their diverse team celebrated worldwide

Team is made up of players from the U.S., Canada, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, and Spain

Further murder charge laid after alleged targeted hits in two Alberta cities

Jimmy Truong, who is 27, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Louie Angelo Mojica

Pot edibles, topicals and extracts to hit shelves no earlier than mid-December: Ottawa

Health Canada wrapped its public consultation on the draft rules for cannabis products in February

We the North: Delirious fans celebrate as Raptors win NBA title

Supporters from all over Canada cheer Toronto’s triumph

Excited, anxious fans prepare for Raptors to play in Game 6 of the NBA Finals

The Raptors currently lead the Warriors 3-2 in the best-of-seven series

Most Read