Butter Pecan Blondies

Butter Pecan Blondies IMAGE Image by: Butter Pecan Blondies IMAGE Author: Canadian Living

The rich caramel flavour of buttery baked pecans makes these blondies, the brownie's light-coloured cousin, purely irresistible. Be sure to stir the pecans while they're still warm so they don't harden into one big piece.

  • Portion size 48 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking Winter 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Icing:
  • half pkg (250 g pkg) cream cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
Butter Pecans:
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter melted

Method

Butter Pecans: In bowl, stir together pecans, brown sugar and butter; spread on parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 375?F (190?C) oven until browned and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Stir gently while still warm; set aside to cool. Break up any pieces that stick together.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk flour with salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions. Fold in pecans. Scrape into parchment paper– lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan, smoothing top. Bake in 325?F (160?C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs clinging, about 35 minutes. Let cool completely in pan.

Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Icing: In large bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until smooth; beat in icing sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Spread over blondies; let stand at room temperature until set, about 30 minutes. Lift out onto cutting board; cut into squares. (Makeahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.)

Nutritional facts per square: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 65 mg
  • Sugars 15 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 166.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Potassium 47 mg
  • Cholesterol 31 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 21 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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