Honey-Pecan Squares

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Here, honey replaces corn syrup in a pecan-pie-like filling for bar cookies.

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Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 1 pkg. graham crackers (1/3 lb.)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tbs. butter, cut into small pieces
  • Filling
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 Tbs. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Preparation

  1. To make Crust: Preheat oven to 325˚F. Coat 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Pulse graham crackers several times in food processor until fine. Add honey and butter, and blend until crumbly. Press into prepared pan, making crust come 3/4 inch up sides of pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  2. To make Filling: Spread pecans on baking sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, or until toasted. Whisk eggs in large bowl, then whisk in honey, butter, vanilla, and salt. Spread pecans over crust, then pour egg mixture over pecans. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until filling is set and puffed around edges. Cool before cutting into squares. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes about 9 squares
  • Calories: 416
  • Carbohydrate Content: 54 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 107 mg
  • Fat Content: 22 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 5 g
  • Sodium Content: 185 mg
  • Sugar Content: 45 g