Jodi’s Pecan Squares Recipe
Jodi’s Pecan Squares Recipe, this will get your pecan pie craving sorted in under an hour.
This is a one-bowl wonder; in minutes, this delicious pecan mixture will be in the oven, and all you need is a bowl, a whisk, a plastic bag, and a mallet or tin of anything to bash away any stress and crush the pecan nuts. Voile, you are halfway to making a wow, sweet treat.
Jodi’s Pecan Squares are versatile; I have served them with coffee for friends popping in, as part of an afternoon tea cut into squares, or as a make-ahead dessert with whipped cream, ice cream, or crème fraîche. They get rave reviews every time, so give them a try; you will be making them on repeat.
Gluten-Free (GF) Option: Jodi’s Pecan Squares are also delicious, made with plain gluten-free flour and a pinch of xanthan gum, you can leave the xanthan gum out if you don’t have any. This went undetected as GF dessert when I recently served them to friends.
Georgian Pecan Pie: If you, however, feel like making a wonderful homemade traditional pecan pie, try this amazing and easy recipe that my friend Mary shared with me, from her travels in her youth, to the home of pecan nuts Georgia USA.
- 185g unsalted butter, melted
- 350g soft brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- a pinch of salt
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten with a fork
- 175g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 150g pecans, roughly chopped
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Line and grease a 30cm x 20cm shallow baking tin.
- Remember to leave a little extra greaseproof paper overhang on both sides to make lifting out the pecan squares easier.
- In a bowl, combine sugar, melted butter, vanilla, and salt and mix them with a fork.
- Stir in the eggs and combine.
- Add the flour, baking powder, and pecan nuts to the egg mixture and stir.
- Pour the pecan mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 25–30 minutes until golden and a skewer comes out clean.
- Remove the tin from the oven and cool completely before cutting the pecan squares into your desired sized pieces. Remember, they are sweet, so a small square is perfect.
- The pecan squares can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. .