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Pecan Pie Bars

It’s November…getting close to Thanksgiving. Doesn’t that call for some sort of pecan pie?! I sure thought so! Instead of making a traditional pecan pie though, I recalled seeing a recipe on Delightful Bitefuls for pecan pie bars. Mmm….these sounded like heaven, and I knew I had to try them. And so, I did!

Notes:

These were quite simple to prepare!

The verdict? Mmmmm! These did not disappoint! Madison and Rob also liked them. Actually, “like” might be an understatement for Rob…he loved them. In fact, because I made a scaled down recipe of these (these were made during my baking bonanza), Rob begged me to make more as soon as possible. I’ll have to follow through with that!

Pecan Pie Bars
From Delightful Bitefuls

3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 eggs
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven  to 350° F. For crust, beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar; beat until well blended. Add flour gradually, beating at low speed after each addition. (Mixture will be crumbly but presses together easily).

Press dough evenly into ungreased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Press mixture slightly up sides of pan (less than 1/4 inch) to form lip to hold filling.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, for filling, beat eggs lightly in medium bowl with fork. Add pecans, granulated sugar, corn syrup, melted butter and vanilla; mix well. Pour filling over partially baked crust. Return to oven; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until filling is set.

Loosen edges with knife. Cool completely on wire rack before cutting into squares. Cover and refrigerate until 10 to 15 minutes before serving time. Do not freeze. 

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No, I have not fallen off the face of the planet. And no, I haven’t been forgetting to tell you about recipes I’ve made. Sadly though, I just haven’t had the time to bake! Can you believe it?! Hopefully though, I’ll be back later this week with a recipe! However, I will say that I have enjoyed some yummy treats. Just last night, while out at a restaurant, I enjoyed a banana bread pudding. It was yu-mmy! What have you been enjoying lately, both homemade and/or bought?