Whisky salted caramel pecan pie squares

23 Apr

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The saying ‘better than sex’ is thrown around a lot in relation to certain foods. This pie – served as squares – with the addition of whiskey caramel sauce, may not be better than sex but it sure is up there with some of the best PG-rated times you’ll ever have. 

You may be familiar with the inspirational Averie Cooks blog (http://www.averiecooks.com/). It has the tagline ‘recipes for sweet teeth’ so right away you know you’re in for a sugar hit and a half. Here’s her post: http://www.averiecooks.com/2014/10/salted-caramel-maple-pecan-pie-bars.html

All I did was reduce the sugar by a small amount from the original.

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This grabbed my attention, not least because I can often be found in the kitchen making up some absolutely addictive salted caramel sauce. I found a way to make my salted caramel sauce even more saucy, and that’s by adding two tablespoons of whiskey to the pan while it is cooking – try this and tell me that it is up there with the best.thing.ever: https://thehungrymum.com/2012/04/10/nigella-lawsons-fast-and-easy-salted-caramel-sauce/

Serve this baby sliced into squares with plenty of serviettes – things will get messy really quickly.

LET’S GET TO IT:

Base:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, diced

Filling:
1 egg
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup (please use the real thing, not maple-flavoured syrup. That stuff is fake and tastes fake)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup unsalted pecans
about 1/4 cup salted caramel sauce (my recipe is here: https://thehungrymum.com/2012/04/10/nigella-lawsons-fast-and-easy-salted-caramel-sauce/)

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LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 180C and line a 20cm x 20cm cake tin with non-sticking baking paper, allowing overhang.

In food processor pulse together the base ingredients until well combined – you want a sandy texture.

Pour into prepared pan and use base of a glass to pack down and evenly distribute the crust. Bake for 17 minutes – do not overbake or it may burn later.

Set aside.

In a large bowl with a silver spoon stir together all the topping ingredients until just mixed – do not over-mix.

Pour over cooked base, ensuring that pecans are distributed evenly. Any nuts sticking up may burn so try to ensure they are even.

Bake for 15 or so minutes – better to have it slightly under-baked than over. It will firm up on standing so take this into consideration.

Place on cooling rack and allow to totally cool before slicing.

When cold drizzle with salted caramel sauce.

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30 Responses to “Whisky salted caramel pecan pie squares”

  1. Edible Reflections April 23, 2015 at 3:48 am #

    Oh yeah! I’m making this one for sure. 🙂

    • thehungrymum April 23, 2015 at 4:37 am #

      hope you do – they are beyond superb 😉

      • Edible Reflections April 23, 2015 at 4:41 am #

        Well….You got whickey, pecans, pie in a square package…..Bingo! 😉

  2. prettypolymath April 23, 2015 at 5:34 am #

    alcohol + sugar …..sounds pretty much perfect to me! haha

    • thehungrymum April 23, 2015 at 5:55 am #

      yes, it is what all good things are based on 😉

  3. Sarah Bélanger April 23, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

    My mouth literally started watering over the post!

    • thehungrymum April 26, 2015 at 6:45 am #

      yeah, this dessert has caused that reaction to others before 😉 The sauce makes me drooooool.

  4. love in the kitchen April 23, 2015 at 6:08 pm #

    Fantastic! Love the endorsement in the first para – “the best PG rated times.” SOLD!

    • thehungrymum April 27, 2015 at 8:59 am #

      hehehe 😉 Sometimes you need a PG rating!

  5. Amanda@ChewTown April 24, 2015 at 4:44 am #

    You had me at Whiskey…

    • thehungrymum April 25, 2015 at 7:49 am #

      yes, whisky is the HUngry Dad’s newest passion. Ergo, with many bottles of said item ending up in the pantry I end up baking with it #ssshhh #DontTell

  6. Linda April 26, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    Tasty!! Saving this one!

    • thehungrymum April 27, 2015 at 8:50 am #

      please do! And make it – you will thank me later 😉

  7. stephysweetbakes April 26, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

    Hey sweety, nominated you for an award. God bless http://stephysweetbakes.com/2015/04/26/the-verstile-blogger-award/

  8. Julie is Hostess At Heart April 26, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    Oh heavens this sounds simply amazing!

    • thehungrymum April 27, 2015 at 8:49 am #

      I tell no lies – it is the best sweet treat I have had in a looooong time #makeIt

  9. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 27, 2015 at 11:07 am #

    This looks amazingly good! What a great idea combing pecan pie with whisky and salted caramel! 😀

  10. Nicole - Champagne and Chips April 27, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

    That looks amazing! And your whisky salted caramel is sure to be a hit in this house with my Scottish fella.

    • thehungrymum May 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm #

      I am drooling now just thinking about this dish1 I need to make it again 😉

  11. peakperspective April 27, 2015 at 8:53 pm #

    I think I’m nearly crying because I want one of these so badly. This is pure torture!

    • thehungrymum April 28, 2015 at 7:45 am #

      awww, sorry – I know how you feel, I am fasting today and am about to faint from huger! I too could cry coz I want a slice of this so badly x

  12. Traditionally Modern Food April 28, 2015 at 1:46 am #

    Looks so tempting:-)

    • thehungrymum May 4, 2015 at 1:15 am #

      It was uber-tempting – I kept picking at it, which I never do and ate sooo much!

  13. Choc Chip Uru April 28, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

    These squares could keep my sugar high up and running for days, they look SO good!
    Dying for a bite #doyoudeliver 😛

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  14. morefoodblog May 4, 2015 at 1:27 am #

    Oh my gosh – these look amazing!!

    • thehungrymum May 4, 2015 at 6:51 am #

      I cannot tell a lie – they were utterly amazing! Going on my fav things to bake list 😉

  15. Victoria May 5, 2015 at 11:00 am #

    This looks so fantastically delicious!!

  16. Mariposaoro May 10, 2015 at 7:27 pm #

    Reblogged this on Mariposaoro's Blog and commented:
    Whiskey,caramel, and pecans in one dessert! Yum!

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