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 min
  • total time 2 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 9

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 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    515
    (
    Calories from Fat
    225),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    25g
    25%
    (Saturated Fat
    13g,
    13%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    70mg
    70%;
    Sodium
    240mg
    240%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    68g
    68%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    45g
    45%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    14%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    12%;
    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.
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