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Pecan Squares

Pecan Squares
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by in Apr 2004

Yield: 16 squares

From the October Country Inn, Bridgewater Corners, VT

Crust:

Ingredients:

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. To prepare the crust, cream butter and brown sugar together. Add flour and combine thoroughly. Spread mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch-square baking pan. Bake 20 minutes.

Filling:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

To prepare the filling, place pecans in a food processor and process with short pulses until finely chopped, then set aside. Process eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until evenly combined. Add coconut, flour, salt, and pecans. Process with 2 to 3 short pulses until just combined. Spread over the baked crust and return to the oven 20 minutes. Cool 10 to 15 minutes, then cut into small squares.
Updated Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004
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