Apple-Pecan Dessert Squares

Apple-Pecan Dessert Squares

As easy as apple pie…maybe easier! The praline topping adds a crowning touch to the harvest time treat.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

9

servings

Apple Layer
2
cups all-purpose flour
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
3/4
cup butter or margarine
2
cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 2 medium)
1
egg, slightly beaten
Topping
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup finely chopped pecans
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
tablespoons honey
2
tablespoons milk
1
cup frozen (thawed) whipped topping
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon and baking soda.
  2. With pastry blender or fork, cut in 3/4 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in apples and egg. Press mixture firmly in pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until puffed in center.
  3. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, combine all topping ingredients except whipped topping. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  4. Remove apple layer from oven. Drizzle hot topping over warm apple layer; spread evenly. Return to oven; bake 4 to 6 minutes longer or until topping is bubbly. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. With serrated knife, cut into squares. Serve with whipped topping.
Makes 9 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Choose firm-textured apples for baking. Try Braeburn, Cortland, Granny Smith or Haralson.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 515
    • (Calories from Fat 225),
  • Total Fat 25g
    • (Saturated Fat 13g,),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 240mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 68g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 45g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 3 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.