Pecan Squares

"These are a family favorite from the Silver Palate Cookbook. They can be served warm with ice-cream or on a cookie platter."
photo by Engrossed photo by Engrossed
photo by Engrossed
Ready In:
1hr 5mins
36 cookies




  • Crust: Preheat oven to 350°F Grease a 9 x 12 inch baking pan.
  • Sift sugar and flour together.Cut in butter, using two knives or a pastry blender, until fine crumbs form. Pat crust into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes; remove from oven.
  • Topping: Mix melted butter, honey, cream and brown sugar together. Stir in pecans, coating them thoroughly. Spread over crust.
  • Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes more. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

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  1. Laureen in B.C.
    Fabulous! These are so good, DH loves them and has put them on his favorite list. Thanks
  2. stormylee
    Delicious squares - DH adored these even though he's usually far more interested in the savoury stuff on the table! Very rich and a little goes a long way. I made 1/2 recipe and baked in a 8" square pan for 22 minutes. Perfect! Thank you very much for a great recipe!
  3. graniteangel
    These were EXCELLENT! I think they are even better than pecan pie. I over baked mine a little, but they were still delicious. Everyone who had one raved about them. Thanks for a great new recipe!
  4. Kittencalrecipezazz
    This really is like pecan pie but mabey not as gooey! I made the crust on a processor using frozen butter to assure it baked out light and tender, made these wonderful bars for my DS to enjoy, thanks for sharing hon!...Kitten:)
  5. Engrossed
    If you like pecan pie you'll love these. They have a nice shortbread crust and a pecan pie like topping with the essence of honey. They were very easy to make. I used 1 and a half cubes of butter which is 12 tbsp because 1/3 cup is just over 6 tbsp. I used pecan chips. I was really tempted to add cinnamon to the topping but decided to stick to the recipe this time. One of my co-workers said this was her favorite thing I've brought so far and that's saying a lot because I've been bringing tons of baked goodies! It may be my oven but the edges were burnt at 25 I just cut about 1/2 inch off around the sides and the rest was fine. Thanks for another ter-ruff-ic recipe cookiedog! Made for Zaar Tag.



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