Pecan Squares

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Pecan Squares Pecan Squares

Servings: 48 servings
Prep Time: 35 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Difficulty: Easy

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vegetable cooking spray
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
4   eggs
1   (1 pound) box light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract





Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 by 9-inch pan with vegetable oil cooking spray and dust with flour.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk. Stir in the brown sugar until smooth. Pour into the top of a double boiler. Cook the mixture over simmering water for 20 minutes, stirring constantly, until it reaches 180 degrees F. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Sift the 1 1/2 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add pecans to flour mixture. Stir into the cooked mixture. Add vanilla and stir until combined. (The batter will be thin.) Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place the pan in the oven. Bake for 25 minutes.

Allow to cool completely in the pan before cutting into pieces. Store in an airtight tin in the refrigerator.

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Reader Comments:


I agree with Judy. I made them and it was like something was missing. I made them exactly as the recipe was written. Does anyone have any ideas?

By Diana on May 12, 2013


I followed the directions exactly and I am a good cook, but these turned out dry and tasteless. Sorry Paula, I love you anyway!

By judy on July 10, 2012


I can't wait to make these for my moms birthday. Remind her of Georgia we haven't been there in awhile to see the family hopefully these will make her day.

By irishwolf96 on July 10, 2012


I love u Paula I have some of your books an magzines thanks for being u an I just love your family to.Thank u for sharing your recipes with me an the world.

By Brenda Powell on March 22, 2012


Thank you Paula smile I made these to take to a family gathering and they were a hit! The serving tray was empty before I left from the party. I will be making more soon!

By Anonymous on December 08, 2011


Paula I have to tell you I made the squares for my daughter and she took them to work with her for a snack. When she started to eat one all the other employees came over and wanted to try them. They were a hit. Now when the store has grand opening day at their new location I have been nominated to make them. They were delicious. I love trying your recipes and am never disappointed. Thanks Paula you're a peach.

By Betty6515 on July 11, 2011


Hi, Love these ideas. I want to come to Savanah and would love to know what time of year is the best to be there?

By Diane Hartley on July 02, 2011


This is a recipe that I saw and wanted to make. GOOD DAY... P.S. Paula Deen is the true O.G.

By Annie Sandoval on June 28, 2011


Hi Gord, There are about 2 1/4 cups in one pound of brown sugar.

By Jonathan Able on June 09, 2011


How many Cups in a pound of brown sugar?

By Gord Denby on June 03, 2011


I recently bought the Paula Dean Pecan Squares Scented Candle. It smells lovely, and the container is the nicest looking container on the market shelf. I will have to make the eatable pecan squares because my grandson wants to eat what smells so good. Please thank Paula Dean for adding the scented candles to her line of products. Another scent to make (if she doesn't already make one ) is Cinnamon Buns or better still Chocolate Chip Cookies.

By Jane Villani on February 10, 2011


By Anonymous on August 26, 2010


I had a taste for something chocolate, so I added a cup of melted Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chips. I also subsitued the pecans for walnuts. It was like a homemade brownie, but it was delicious! I made them for family & friends and they loved them!

By Anonymous on March 17, 2010

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