Pecan Pie Squares
½ cup unsalted organic butter or nonhydrogenated butter substitute, melted
1 cup sprouted spelt flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of sea salt
3 tablespoons Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Blue Agave nectar
1¼ cups Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Raw Blue Agave nectar
2 large cage-free eggs, beaten
¼ teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons unsalted organic butter or nonhydrogenated butter substitute, melted
½ cup pecans, ground to a meal in a food processor
½ cup pecan halves
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1½ tablespoons sprouted spelt flour
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Oil an 8- by 8-inch baking pan with canola oil spray.
To make the crust, mix all the crust ingredients together in a bowl with your fingers and press into the prepared pan. Bake for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven. Increase oven temperature to 400°F.
meanwhile, to make the topping, whisk all the topping ingredients together in a large bowl until well blended. Spread evenly over the prepared crust. Bake for 5 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 350°F and bake for an additional 12 to 15 minutes, until firm. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes before cutting into squares.
Posted on: December 18th, 2008 Credit: Ania Catalano FROM THE BOOK COOKING WITH AGAVE NECTAR