This was delicious!! I didn't have white sugar or lard on hand, or unsalted butter. I used light brown sugar and made it 1/2 cup of butter (instead of 1/4 butter 1/4 lard), and used a pinch less salt in the crust. I split the butter in half, cold, and chopped into small cubes. I melted half of those, then put them in the freezer to quick cool (does not need to be frozen). Made crust in food processor with the cold butter (key for perfect flaky crust). Just don't overprocess, it should be clumpy, not fine powder. It should fall apart when shaken, but mold together if you squeeze it in your palm.
I also added 1/4 tsp vanilla extract & 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans to the crust, and another 1/3 cup chopped pecans to the streusel.
Covered with foil for the last 20 mins as recipe states, and did not have the 'melting' issue others have noted. The texture was great, the crust was flaky. Allover perfection. My boyfriend doesn't even like sweets/desserts, but after trying a bite of my slice, he went and grabbed a heaping slice of his own! Perfect with a scoop of Talenti vanilla bean gelato!
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This was delicious!! I didn't have white sugar or lard on hand, or unsalted butter. I used...