from Mass Recipes
2 1/2 c. sugar, divided
1 c. whipping cream
1 c. coarsely chopped pecans
3/4 c. slivered almonds
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 c. unsalted butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 3/4 c. flour
1 egg white
1 tsp. water
Melt 2 c. sugar in 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring
constantly. Add cream, stirring briskly until well combined with sugar. Stir
in nuts; cool, set aside. Cream butter and 1/2 c. sugar until light and
fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour; mix well.
Spread 2 c. dough onto bottom and 1 1/2" high around sides of 10" spring
form pan. Spread nut mixture evenly over dough in pan. Roll remaining dough
to 10 inch circle.between wax paper. Place over nut mixture; pinch edges to
seal. Brush with combined egg white and water. Bake at 350F., 1 hour.
Cool. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
Makes 16 servings