Pecan pies look so rustic and gourmet that I always figured they were complicated to make. If I would have known how easy they actually are, I would have started making them myself years ago.
For my Thanksgiving dessert line up this year, I wanted a lot of the traditional pies but also wanted something a little different. Enter pecan pie bars. I found a recipe online recently that I knew I'd be making the second I saw the photo. Trust me, they taste as good as they look.
Pecan Pie Bars
|For the crust:|
|1||cup butter, softened|
|2||cups all-purpose flour|
|½||cup confectioner's sugar|
For the filling:
|1||cup dark corn syrup|
|½||stick butter, melted|
|2||cups pecans, roughly chopped|
Preheat oven to 350º. Mix butter, flour, and confectioner's sugar together for 1-2 minutes, or until ingredients form a well-combined dough. Using your fingers, press the dough into the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. For the filling, beat the eggs. Add sugar and mix until combined. Add corn syrup, salt and vanilla. Mix in melted butter. Add pecans and pour onto crust. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow to cool before cutting into squares.