Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cinnamon Apple Pecan Squares

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted 
1 tablespoon Cinnamon Extract  
1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract  
1 egg 
3/4 cup flour 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup finely chopped peeled apple 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Mix sugar, butter and extracts in large bowl until well blended. 
  3. Stir in egg. 
  4. Add flour and baking powder; mix well. 
  5. Stir in pecans and apples.
  6. Spread in greased 8-inch square pan.
  7. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 
  8. Cool in pan on wire rack. 
  9. Cut into 16 squares.

Note:  1 cup chopped walnuts can be substituted for the pecans if desired.

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