Pecans are the most versatile tree nut — they can be eaten alone — raw, roasted or flavored — as a healthy, delicious snack or they can enhance almost any recipe as an ingredient. Pecans are perfect as a topping or ingredient in salads, vegetables, yogurt, oatmeal, sauces, breads and, of course, every kind of dessert. Store pecans in the freezer and have them on hand year-round.

German Chocolate Cheesecake Squares

German Chocolate Cheesecake Squares

Servings: N/A | Prep: N/A | Cook: 40


1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted 3 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk) 2 (4-oz.) packages sweet cooking chocolate, melted 3 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Coconut Pecan Topping: 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk) 3 egg yolks 1/2 cup butter or margarine 3.5 ounces flaked coconut 1 cup chopped pecans 1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine crumbs, pecans, sugar and margarine; press firmly on bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking pan. In large mixer bowl, beat cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add chocolate, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool. Top with Coconut Pecan Topping. Chill. Cut into squares. Refrigerate leftovers. Coconut Pecan Topping: In heavy saucepan, combine 14-oz. can of sweetened condensed milk and 3 egg yolks; mix well. Add 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Over medium low heat, cook and stir until thickened and bubbly (8 to 10 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in coconut and 1 cup chopped pecans and vanilla. Cool 10 minutes before topping the cheesecake. Makes about 2 3/4 cups.


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