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Monday, May 28, 2012

Pecan Pie Bars

My husband loves pecan tarts, so when I came across this recipe for Pecan Pie Bars, I knew that I had to try them out.  They were easy to make and tasted great.

Source: Macaroni and Cheesecake from Real Simple


For the Crust:
nonstick cooking spray
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for the pan
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

For the Filling:

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 inch square baking sheet with parchment paper, with the excess hanging off all sides. Spray parchment with cooking spray. (I didn't have parchment paper and they still came out pretty easily.)

In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, salt and cold cubed butter. Using a pastry cutter (or food processor), cut in the butter until the mixture is a sandy crumb like consistency. Press mixture into bottom of prepared baking pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until pale golden.

While the crust is cooling slightly, combine the brown sugar, honey, granulated sugar, cream and butter in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often until mixture thickens slightly.

Remove the mixture from heat and stir in the vanilla and pecans. Immediately pour over the crust and let cool in the pan for 1 hour.

Cut into squares and enjoy!  Store in an airtight container.

A little sticky, but delicious!

What is your favourite dessert?

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