Pecan Cheese Wafers Recipe | SAVEUR

Pecan Cheese Wafers

Pecan Cheese Wafers

Pecans lightly brushed with egg whites are baked into cheesy, buttery wafers with a touch of chile flakes.

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The recipe for these crisp, spicy crackers, which first appeared in our November 2013 issue with the story Southern Belle, is adapted from The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen (Clarkson Potter, 2013).

Pecan Cheese Wafer
The recipe for these crisp, spicy crackers is adapted from The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen (Clarkson Potter, 2013).
makes About 2 1/2 Dozen


6 tbsp. flour, plus more for dusting
14 tsp. kosher salt
18 tsp. crushed red chile flakes
2 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1 tbsp. heavy cream
1 egg white, lightly beaten
12 cup pecan halves


Pulse flour, salt, and chile flakes in a food processor until combined. Add cheese, butter, and cream; pulse until dough just holds together, about 10 seconds. Form dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap; chill 1 hour.
Heat oven to 325°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 10" x 12" rectangle about 18" thick. Using a 2" round cutter, cut out disks. Using a spatula, transfer disks to parchment paper-lined baking sheets; gather and reuse scraps. Lightly brush bottoms of pecan halves with egg white and press into tops of wafers. Bake until firm and crisp, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.