Recipe for Cousin Laurie's Disappearing Pecan Pie Bars
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Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter (equals 1-1/2 sticks) Take out of refrigerator 20 minutes ahead.
  • ¾ cups dark or light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped toasted pecan pieces, about 6 oz. (I got mine at Trader Joe’s.)
Instructions:
  1. Adjust the oven rack to the center, and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (Use 325 degrees for a convection oven.) Lightly butter 13x9 glass Pyrex pan.
  2. To make the crust: In a medium bowl, put in the flour and granulated sugar, and stir to combine. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut butter into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mixture looks a little dry. Using your fingers, press the crust mixture evenly in the bottom of the pan and a ½ inch up the side of the pan; do not go too high up the sides. Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Set pan on a cooling rack, and leave the oven on.
  3. To make the filling: In a large bowl, use a mixer to beat the corn syrup, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla until blended. Stir in the pecans.
  4. To Assemble: Pour the filling over the crust. Make sure the filling evenly covers the crust bottom. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes- until the crust is golden brown and the filling is just set. Do not overbake. The filling will continue to set as it cools. Let cool for a few hours before cutting.
Notes:
Cut into small squares because they are rich and delicious. I love to eat them the same day they are made. However, they can be stored in a container or frozen and then warmed to serve.
Recipe by Foodie Goes Healthy Recipe Blog at https://foodiegoeshealthy.com/pecan-pie-bars/