Monday, November 16, 2009

Fall Into Flavor Finale

I am absolutely nuts about pecans! Add some whipped cream and butter and oh my! As my mother would say, "That's just larapin!"

[Yes, larapin is really a word. Sometimes it's spelled larruping or larrupin'. It is a Midwest and Southern (especially in Texas & Oklahoma & Arkansas) term that means exceptionally scrumptious, over the top delicious. One site cracked me up: in noting the Southern roots of this word, it said Northerners don't have anything that is "larapin". To larrup is to whip or strike something, so I guess it's another word for something so good it makes you want to slap your mama! Or somebody!]

Anyway, Southern Living serves up another winner with this delectable recipe for Pecan Squares. It received their 5-star rating.


2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup butter
3 tablespoons whipping cream
3 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

Sift together 2 cups flour and 2/3 cup powdered sugar. Cut in 3/4 cup softened butter using a pastry blender or fork just until mixture resembles coarse meal. Pat mixture on bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool.

Bring brown sugar, honey, 2/3 cup butter, and whipping cream to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in pecans, and pour hot filling into prepared crust.

Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Cool completely before cutting into 2-inch squares.

Head on over to 2nd Cup of Coffee to see some more great recipes on this final Fall Into Flavor Monday!


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Skoots1moM said...

my mom used to make these :D

Skoots1moM said...

mine's up...i made it 4/5, oh well...

CeeCee said...

I love pecans, but I don't like pecan pie. Don't throw cyber tomatoes! LOL.

Liz said...

Oh, do those look delicious!!! I love pecan pie or anything like pecan pie.

KD said...

my hubby will like these. I like your Thanksgiving list. Simple and clean and obviously true.

Susanne said...

If I gain 20 lbs. it's going to be all your fault! ;v)

Cindy said...

Well you're sure not helping me in my resolve to avoid sweets! lol!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Y'all are killing me with all these great recipes!

Kim said...

I am salivating! Love me some pecans and it's the one nut I can't find down here :-( Pecans is actually on the list of things I want my daughter to bring when she visits next month :-) Will have to try this recipe then. Sounds SO good!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh man. Nuts are my favorite food group, no joking. I have to try these. Wow-a recipe and vocab lesson all in one. Thanks for being my friend, Lid. :)

Sarah said...

THESE look AMAZING! Thanks for sharing! :)

Terra said...

Thanks for this great recipe, we love pecans at our house too.