Friday, October 22, 2010
Cookie Recipe #293 - Pecan Pie Bars
If you enjoy pecan pie, you'll love one of these; the same sweet pecan filling with less crust.
Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 2 slightly beaten eggs, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 3/4 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 cup light-colored corn syrup, 2 tablespoons butter, melted, 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. For crust, in a medium bowl combine flour and the 3 tablespoons brown sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pat crumb mixture into an ungreased 11x7x1 1/2-inch baking pan. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, for filling, in a medium bowl stir together eggs, the 1/2 cup brown sugar, pecans, corn syrup, the 2 tablespoons melted butter, and vanilla. Pour filling over baked crust, spreading evenly.
Put back in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes more or until filling is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Makes 24 bars.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.