Michelle Evans-Fecci's pecan millionaire's shortbread recipe

Elevate your millionaire shortbread recipe with a unique twist to the classic dessert. With a blend of dates and pecans, and the option to add edible flowers, this sweet treat can bring a touch or spring or summer to your Coffee Morning.
A person in a floral dress is holding a marble plat with shortbread on it. The shortbread is topped with edible flowers. A slice of shortbread has been cut from the main part of the shortbread.

Key information

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes, plus cooling and setting

Serves: 16

Recipe difficulty rating: Medium

Allergens: Remember to provide a list of potential allergens for each item served at your Coffee Morning event so people can clearly see what ingredients they contain. You can use our cake labels, but make sure you write clearly in block capitals and black ink.


For the shortbread

225g plain flour

200g unsalted butter

60g pecans (blitzed)

100g light brown soft sugar

½ tsp vanilla bean paste

For the caramel

90g unsalted butter

397g tin condensed milk

2 tbsp light brown soft sugar

2 tbsp golden syrup

50g dates (chopped)

For the chocolate topping

200g milk chocolate

35g unsalted butter

To decorate

Edible flowers (optional)

Required equipment

Medium pan or pot

How to prepare Michelle Evans-Fecci's date and pecan millionaires shortbread