Pecan Blondies with Vanilla Caramel

Pecan Blondies with Vanilla Caramel

Topped with a decadent Vanilla Caramel sauce, these scrumptious pecan-filled blondies make a delicious dessert you won’t soon forget. 

Pecan Blondies with Vanilla Caramel
Serves: 9
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve
  • Vanilla Caramel (recipe follows)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, letting excess extend over sides of pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and salt until smooth; stir in flour and walnuts until combined. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  4. Using excess parchment as handles, remove from pan, and cut into 3-inch squares. Serve with ice cream and Vanilla Caramel.

Vanilla Caramel
Serves: 1⅔ cups
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring brown sugar, cream, butter, and salt to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to a low boil; cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Let cool for 30 minutes before serving. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.