These pecan pie bars have all the rich delicious flavor of pie, but the ease of a bar. They are perfect to bring to a party because they are easy to serve, and each batch makes a nice 9×13 pan full. Bring them to your next holiday gathering, they’ll be gone fast!
Pecan Pie Bars
highly adapted from allrecipes.com
3 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. butter
1 1/2 c. corn syrup
3/4 c. white sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
3 T. melted butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast for 5 minutes, just until they become aromatic. Set aside.
Grease (or spray) a 9×13 pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. It will not look like dough. Pour into 9×13 pan and press FIRMLY, covering the entire bottom. Bake for 20 minutes.
While crust bakes, prepare filling. Mix eggs, corn syrup, sugars, vanilla and melted butter in a large bowl until incorporated.
Chop pecans and add to pie filling.
Pour over hot crust and spread evenly. Return to the oven for 40 minutes, turning pan at 20 minutes.
Allow to cool COMPLETELY before cutting bars.