I'm from Georgia, so I grew up eating a lot of pecan pie. It is such a yummy dessert especially with a little vanilla ice cream. Oh my! As I have gotten older, the gummy, gooey part of the pecan pie started grossing me out a bit. I came across this recipe on myrecipes.com one day. I bookmarked it on my computer and then waited for the perfect opportunity to make it. Our neighbors had a little get together and asked everyone to bring something. I thought of these pecan squares. I had all the ingredients on hand. They were very easy to make.
These pecan squares are delicious! They are so buttery and nutty, it was amazing. They were a huge hit at the get together. :)
When I make these again, I won't pat the bottom mixture 1 1/2 inches up the sides of the dish. I felt like that was too high above the pecan filling. Next time I will probably do 1/2 to 1 inch up the sides.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup butter
3 tablespoons whipping cream
3 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
Sift together 2 cups flour and 2/3 cup powdered sugar. Cut in 3/4 cup softened butter using a pastry blender or fork just until mixture resembles coarse meal. Pat mixture on bottom and up 1 1/2 inches up sides of lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool.
Bring brown sugar, honey, 2/3 cup butter, and whipping cream to a boil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in pecans, pour hot filling into prepared crust.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Cool completely before cutting into 2-inch squares.
Makes about 28 squares.
Hat Tip - MyRecipes.com