Pecan Shortbread Squares
2/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 pound (2 sticks) sweet butter, soft
2/3 cup (11 tablespoons) melted sweet butter
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 1/2 cups shelled pecans, chopped
For crust, preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 x 12 inch baking pan.
Sift sugar and flour together. Cut in butter, using two knives or a
pastry cutter, until fine crumbs form. Pat crust into prepared
baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes and remove from oven.
To make topping, mix melted butter, honey, cream and brown sugar
together. Stir in pecans, coating them thoroughly. Spread over
Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes more. Cool completely, then
cut into squares.
Yield: Makes 36 squares