Monday, December 15, 2008

Bailey's Pecan Slice

If you love pecan or pecan pie you would love these slices. Besides the traditional cakes and cookies during the holidays, pecan bars are a wonderful change as it’s also an easy alternative to the traditional Pecan Pie. I added some Bailey’s Irish Cream to it but you can always omit it or replace it with some rum or bourbon.


1 1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter- cubes

Pecan Filling

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), melted
2 tablespoon Bailey’s Irish Creme
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 large egg , lightly beaten
2 cups toasted pecans , chopped coarse, toasted
1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Greased and line the 8” x 8” square baking pan with parchment paper with leaving an overhang on both side (for easy removing you slices later.
2. To make the crust place flour, brown sugar, butter, salt, and baking powder in food processor. Process mixture until it resembles coarse cornmeal. Pat mixture evenly into prepared pan and bake until crust is light brown and springs back when touched, about 20 minutes.
3. While crust bakes make the filling. Whisk together brown sugar, melted butter, corn syrup, bailey’s, vanilla, and salt in medium bowl until just combined. Add egg and whisk until incorporated.
4. Pour filling on top of hot crust and sprinkle pecans evenly over top. Bake until top is brown and cracks start to form across surface, 22 to 25 minutes. Cool and cut into slices.


Selba said...

What a great idea... pecan bars with bailey's irish cream :)

Beachlover said...

Gert,I'm in debate to bake pecan brownie or sliced and now I see you post your delicious pecan sliced here!! look really crisp..actually I never try pecan sliced b4..maybe I should bake pecan sliced...OK.,back to baking now..

Elin Chia said...

Good combination..pecan and Bailey's irish cream..was wondering how to use up my Bailey's beside making ice cream with it. Thanks for sharing:)

Kiersten said...

Pecan and baileys. Lovely combination. Actually, my favourites! :)

chriesi said...

These sound totally delicious! Great idea!

VG said...

All my favourites in one hit....hic! hic! hic!

Anonymous said...

I love pecan nuts too... these are delicious :)!!!

Zue Murphy said...

This would be a nice titbits for the holidays. Can I use the recipe with walnut?

Debbie said...

The pecan bars look wonderful and the Irish cream puts them over the top! Sounds fantastic!

ICook4Fun said...

Selba, thanks for stopping by :)

Lesley, these slices is really good especially with Baileys :)

Elin, now you find another way of finishing your Baileys!

Pinky, its time to bake some for yourself :)

Chriesi, thank you.

VG, Hic! hic! ha ha...

Leemei, thank you.

Zue, you can always replace it with out nuts.

Debbie, it gives the bars some extra kick!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks yummy! *pick one from the screen* LOL!

Jun said...

hmmm, nampak sgt sedap la Gert...
opps! when r u coming back? ok, this is my no. 012-6791700..dont forget ok! can meet u sekejap pun x pe..janji dpt jumpa, hahaha.

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, he he...

Jun. I will call you when I am home. Will reach home on the 12th Jan. oh tak jumpa sekejab. Ni nak visit you kat rumah so you can cook me some yummy food ha ha ...boleh tak?

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...nice. I never thought of adding Bailey into cakes. I will remember this tip!Thank you!

test it comm said...

Those look so good! I really like the use of the Bailey in them.