Pecan Pie Squares

 

This is a great dessert to bring to a backyard BBQ or a summer potluck…or even for the holidays! Another idea from pinterest and I used honey instead of the typical corn syrup you see in pecan pie recipes. Super easy to make so try it out soon!

Ingredients

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Crust

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Topping

  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 cups chopped pecans

Directions

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9×13 pan with foil. Spray foil with non-stick cooking spray.

2) Crust: Cream together butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add in the flour and salt. Mix until crumbly.

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3) Press the crust into the foil-lined pan and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.

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4) Topping: Meanwhile make the topping by combining the butter, brown sugar, honey and heavy cream in a saucepan and stirring it over medium heat. Simmer the mixture for 1 minute, then stir in the chopped pecans.

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5) Remove the crust from the oven and immediately pour the pecan filling over the hot crust spreading it to cover the entire surface.

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6) Return the pan to the oven and bake an additional 20 minutes. Remove the pan and allow the bars to fully cool in the pan.

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7) Slice and enjoy!

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2 thoughts related to the butter in this recipe: 1) I’d recommend to only make this for a potluck or a party, not just for a dessert to have around the home. Eat a square or 2 and share the rest! 2) EVERYTHING in moderation!

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