Pecan Squares

No one will be able to resist these delicious squares.
Editor
Pecan Squares
Time Inc. Books

I could finish every meal with one of these squares! Nuts, surrounded by the right amount of sweetness, blissfully satisfy the cravings. —Phyllis Good, author of Stock the Crock

25
Servings
88
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Substitute chopped walnuts or almonds for the pecans.

Make It Gluten-free: use gluten-free flour with natural gums for a sturdy and tasty crust.

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 1 1⁄4 to 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 Cup salt
  • 1 stick (1⁄2 cup) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

For the filling

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 Cups cane sugar syrup
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 Cups vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups chopped pecans

Directions

For the crust

Grease the interior of the slow cooker crock with butter or nonstick cooking spray.

Mix together the flour, sugar, and salt in a good-size bowl. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles peas.

Pat the mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared crock.

Cover. Cook on High 1 1⁄2 hours.

For the filling

While the crust is cooking, mix together the filling ingredients: eggs, syrup, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla. When they’re well blended, stir in the chopped pecans.

When the crust is finished cooking, uncover the crock. Spread the filling mixture over the crust. Be careful not to touch your arms against the hot crock.

Cover the crock. Continue cooking on High for 1 1⁄2 to 2 hours, or until the filling is firm in the center. (After 2 hours, cook in 15-minute increments, checking after each until the filling is set.)

Uncover the crock. Lift the crock out of the cooker and set it on a cooling rack.

When cool, cut into about 20 squares, with 4 triangles in the corners.

Excerpted from Stock the Crock by Phyllis Good. Copyright © 2017 Oxmoor House.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
7mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
36mg
5%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
221mg
15%
Water
18g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%