Friday, December 25, 2009

Pecan Pie Bars

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, cut up

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine ingredients above - flour, sugar, salt and cut in butter until crumbly. Press mixture into 13x9 pan. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup butter
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspon vanilla
1 cup pecan pieces

Using ingredients above - combine brown sugar, corn syrup and butter in saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat, stirring gently. Remove from heat. Stir 1/4 of hot mixture into beaten eggs; add to remaining hot mixture. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Pour over crust. Bake 34-35 minutes or until set.

Cool completely in pan or on wire rack. Cut into bars. Yields 16 large bars.

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