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Pecan Pie Bars

July 09, 2020

Pecan Pie Bars

In honor of National Pecan Pie Day, we thought we would share a delectable pecan pie bar recipe by Marion!

HOW TO MAKE PECAN PIE BARS:

Pecan Pie Bars are very easy to make. For this recipe, the size of the pan is very important! The inside dimensions of the pan need to be 10" x 15"
Shortbread Crust:
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10" x 15" Jellyroll Pan and line with parchment paper making sure to have parchment hanging over all sides of the pan.
    2. In the bowl of your Food Processor combine 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. With the Food Processor running, feed 1 cup cold, diced butter through the tube until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    3. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan, and bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.
Pecan Pie Filling:
    1. In a mixing bowl add 4 eggs, 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
    2. Mix using a stand or hand mixer until smooth, then fold in 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans.
    3. Spread the filling evenly over the baked shortbread crust.
    4. Bake for 30-40 minutes in preheated oven. When done, the filling will be set nicely - no jiggles. 
    5. Cool completely. Once cooled, chill in the fridge for 30 minutes for easier slicing. Enjoy!

Picture and recipe by Life Tastes Good.