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Apple-Pecan Dessert Squares

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 9
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As easy as apple pie…maybe easier! The praline topping adds a crowning touch to the harvest time treat.

Ingredients

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 Cool Whip™ frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions

  • 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.

Expert Tips

Choose firm-textured apples for baking. Try Braeburn, Cortland, Granny Smith or Haralson.

Nutrition Information

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