Pecan Squares

This could be another one to mark for Christmas baking. When I say Christmas, I mean for all the special Celebrations that happen around the world at this time. This has a wonderful flavour and make sure you are wearing elastic band slacks ‘cuz I just know you are going to sample all the goodies that I am putting up here.

You will need:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2  1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 3/4 cup butter (no mistake)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp. half and half cream
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Thoroughly mix butter, sugar, egg, lemon juice and flour and press it into a cookie sheet. With a fork, prick the entire surface and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven.  Cover the crust with pecan halves.

While  baking, in a heavy saucepan, melt the butter and honey and add the brown sugar. Bring this to a boil and stir continuously for about 6-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and dark brown. Remove from the heat and add the cream. Mix well and pour over the crust.

Bake for another 20 minutes and cool completely before cutting.
Oh gee, another shortbread! Beyond yummy!

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