"We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink..."--Epicurus

PECAN SQUARES Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for PECAN SQUARES, by , is from Recipes from your family and friends, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Stephanie Osenkowski
Added: Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
CRUST:
1 1/4 lbs. unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3 extra large eggs
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
4 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

TOPPING
1 lb. unsalted butter
1 c. honey
3 c. light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 tsp. grated orange zest
1/4 c. heavy cream
2 lbs. pecans, coarsely chopped

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

CRUST: beat the butter & granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, until light, approx. 3 minutes. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix well. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the batter with the mixer on low speed until just combined. Press the dough evenly in an ungreased 18x12x1 baking sheet, making an edge around the outside. It will be very sticky; sprinkle the dough and your hands lightly with flour. Bake for 15 minutes, until the crust is set but not browned. Allow to cool.

TOPPING: combine butter, honey, brown sugar and zests in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook over low heat until the butter is melted, using a wooden spoon to stir. Raise the heat and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in heavy cream and pecans. Pour over the crust, trying not to get the filling between the crust and the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the filling is set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until cold. Cut into bars and serve.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The filling will bubble over the pan so line oven with aluminum foil to catch drips.

Wrapped bars will last one week in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

478W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!