Fridays Foods

Pecan Pie Bars

Candied Pecan Dessert Bars are an easy treat to make. The pecan bars are a delicious dessert for any time of the year, but especially the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 sticks butter (softened)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans

Topping

  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Instructions

Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Mix the flour and softened butter in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Add the sugar and pecans and mix.
  4. Press into a 9″ x 9″ greased casserole dish. (You can use an 11″ X 7″ dish, as well. They will be thicker bars with the 9″ x 9″ dish).
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until edges of crust are golden brown.

Topping

  1. Mix the eggs in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Add the corn syrup, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, salt, and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Add the pecans and mix well.
  4. Pour over the shortbread crust.
  5. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 350-degrees, or until filling is set (barely wiggly in the center).
  6. Cool and refrigerate, then cut into squares.

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