Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pecan Pie Squares

Pecan Pie Squares, Pecan Pie, Pecan

Have a taste for pecan pie?  Try these Pecan Pie Squares.  They are more like a cookie than a pie.  Cookie?  Pie?  It doesn't matter because they are absolutely delicious!

Pecan Pie Squares

3 cups flour
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 teaspoon salt

Grease 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 inch jelly roll pan.  Beat on medium speed until crumbly.  Press firmly in pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups Karo light or dark syrup (I used light)
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
3 tablespoons butter, melted

Mix all ingredients, except nuts, until well blended.  Add nuts and pour over baked layer.  Bake until set, about 25 to 30 minutes.  Cut into squares. 

HINT:  Cut into squares while still warm with a plastic knife.  After they cool, cut again.  I found that doing it this way the squares don't crumble and are easier to remove from pan.  I also took the knife around the edges while the squares were still warm.  The end pieces didn't seem to stick as bad to the pan since I did this.

1 comment:

  1. Wow.! thank you for this wonderful pecan pie recipe. I found it creative and innovative. I love pecans because they have a lot of nutritional values and most of all it tastes good. I really appreciated your recipe. Thank you. :)