Add and mix with fork until uniformly moistened:
2 cups pecan meal
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9- or 10-inch pie pan.
Using your fingertips or a flat-bottomed glass, press the mixture evenly over the bottom and sides of a pie plate. Bake until richly browned, 10 to 15 minutes.