Monday, December 27, 2010

Nut Diamonds

The name implies that these are going to be diamond shaped, however because I cut mine wrong they were triangle shaped instead. There's no shame in having nut triangles, so cut them however you like!

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
3 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut up
1 1/3 cups packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 cups chopped pecans and cashews

Heat oven to 350. Line a 15 by 10 by 1 inch jelly roll pan with foil, extending over sides.
For crust, in bowl beat butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and salt 2 minutes. Beat in flour. With floured hands, press dough into pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes (edges brown slightly)
For topping, in saucepan, melt butter, sugar and honey. then boil 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat, stir in cream and nuts. Pour filling over crust. Bake in 350 oven 25 minutes until bubbly. Let cool in pan. Lift from pan using foil. Now somehow you cut them into a diagonal shape, but I don't understand how. It says "cut diagonal line lengthwise from opposite corners through center then cut diagonally across strips at 2 inch intervals above and below first diagonal." Yeah, whatever. Just cut them into triangles and enjoy!

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