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 at 3:48 am #

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

  2. prettypolymath at 5:34 am #

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

  3. Sarah Bélanger at 5:34 pm #

    My mouth literally started watering over the post!

    • thehungrymum at 6:45 am #

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

  4. love in the kitchen at 6:08 pm #

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

  5. Amanda@ChewTown at 4:44 am #

    You had me at Whiskey…

    • thehungrymum 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 at 12:46 pm #

    Tasty!! Saving this one!

  7. stephysweetbakes at 2:29 pm #

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

  8. Oh heavens this sounds simply amazing!

    • thehungrymum at 8:49 am #

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

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

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

    • thehungrymum at 12:05 pm #

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

  11. peakperspective at 8:53 pm #

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

    • thehungrymum 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. Looks so tempting:-)

    • thehungrymum 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 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 at 1:27 am #

    Oh my gosh – these look amazing!!

    • thehungrymum at 6:51 am #

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

  15. Victoria at 11:00 am #

    This looks so fantastically delicious!!

  16. Mariposaoro at 7:27 pm #

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

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