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Apple-Pecan Dessert Squares

Apple-Pecan Dessert Squares
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 9
As easy as apple pie…maybe easier! The praline topping adds a crowning touch to the harvest time treat.
Updated May 18, 2016

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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
225
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
14%
14%
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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