Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the flour, brown sugar, pecans and butter in a bowl. Mix until a dough forms. Press into an ungreased 9-by-13-inch baking dish and bake until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes.
In a bowl, using a mixer, beat the cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth. Add the eggs and extract; beat well. Pour over the crust and bake for 20 minutes. Cool completely. Cut into squares and decorate with berries and mint leaves.
Photograph by Miki Duisterhof
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen for Food Network Magazine