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Yes We Pecan! November 26, 2008

Posted by alwaysjan in Recipes.
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I love pecan pie, but these squares are just as good AND easier to make. The recipe is from Cookies – Food Writers Favorites.  I like these because they’re lighter on the corn syrup so you don’t lapse into a Karo coma.  The only time I messed this recipe up was when I didn’t grease the pan well enough and pressed the crust in too tightly.  I had to chisel the squares out, but worked off some of the calories to come. Enjoy!
Pecan Pie Squares
Crust
2 c. sifted all-purpose flour                 1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. granulated sugar                       1/2 c. unsalted butter, melted
Filling:
3 eggs, lightly beaten                          1 T. butter, melted
1 c. granulated sugar                           1 t. vanilla
1 c. light corn syrup                             2 c. chopped pecans
For Crust:  In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and butter. Mix on medium speed of electric mixer until mixture resembles coarse meal. (This can also be done in a food processor). Press crust mixture firmly into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.  Bake in a preheated, 350-degree oven 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
For Filling:  In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla and pecans.
Pour filling over baked crust.  Return to 350-degree oven and bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until filling is just set.  Let cool before cutting into squares.

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1. elissestuart - November 26, 2008

Jan-
Hey girlfriend, thanks for the recipe. This should use up the industrial size bag of pecans from Costco. Happy Thanksgiving!

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2. Catherine Sherman - November 26, 2008

Mike’s brother lives near a pecan orchard west of Houston. I could barter this recipe for pecans. (Or just sneak in there by moonlight.) I’ll definitely try this recipe!

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