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Pecan Pie Squares

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Medium

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 4 (1 for the crust, 3 for the filling) eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans


Melt butter over medium high heat. In a large bowl, mix yellow cake mix, 1 egg and melted butter. Pat 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of a prepared 9×13 pan and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 °F.

As the crust bakes, use a hand mixer to combine the reserved 1/3 of batter mixture, the remaining 3 eggs, the corn syrup, sugar and vanilla. Stir in the pecans. Pour this mixture over the partially baked crust.

Bake in a 350 °F oven for 30 minutes, or until the cake is set. Let cool, then cut into bars.