I would love a great, tried and true recipe for a 9 by 13 pan of pecan squares. The reviews on the recipe in the NYT I was going to try are scaring me off, saying they're too oily.
Hi there! I'll confess I've never made pecan squares, but this recipe looks divine: https://food52.com/recipes... Also, in my opinion Ina can do no wrong, so I've gotta believe these are pretty delicious: https://www.foodnetwork...
Thank you so much, Erin!
Maida Heatter has an astounding recipe (Pecan Squares Americana" in her "New Book of Great Desserts- it's written for a jelly roll pan (15 1/2x 10 1/2). I'm not comfortable posting someone else's recipe, but if you can dig it up (try googling it) it's a show stopper.
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Thank you, Smaug, I found the recipe on someone's blog and it looks PERFECT. I love Maida Heatter!
Glad to hear it- that's a really great cookbook, by the way- highest recommendation if you're among the (apparent) minority that still believes in books.
They're in the oven and I can already tell that they'll be a big hit. The only change I made was to substitute Lyle's for the honey.
You know, it's entirely possible that I have that book, I know I have several by Maida Heatter, but I have too many cookbooks to plow through to look for it!
I'm sure they'll be great, but if you like them you should try with honey some time- the combination of the honey with the lemon in the pastry really sets this apart from other pecan squares.
They were a huge hit! One person thought they were from a bakery and another person told me I could make money by selling them. Thanks again.