4/27/13

Yummy Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan pie is a Southern staple. These pecan pie bars are with their shortbread crust are a delicious, rich substitute. Plus, this recipe was simple and quick to make. They are sure to be a big hit with your family and friends.

Ingredients:
For crust:
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

For topping:
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 cups chopped pecans

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a 9x13 inche pan with foil, leaving enough for a 2 inch overhang on all sides.
2. First make the crust by creaming together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add in the flour and salt and mix until crumbly.
3. Press the crust into the foil-lined pan and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
4. While the crust bakes, prepare the filling by combining the butter, brown sugar, honey, and heavy cream in a saucepan and stirring it over medium heat. Simmer the mixture for 1 minute, then stir in the chopped pecans.
5. Remove the crust from the oven and immediately pour the pecan filling over the hot crust spreading it to cover the entire surface.
6. Return the pan to the oven and bake an additional 20 minutes.
7. Remove the pan and allow the bars to fully cool in pan. Use the foil overhang to lift out the bars and transfer them to a cutting board. Peel off the foil, slice into bars and serve.

21 comments:

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  4. My mom would LOVE this! Looks yummy!

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  5. Aaah, pecan anything is delicious and wonderful and I'm so happy you shared this!

    xo
    Sue

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  6. oh, my goodness, i'm actually having now peanut cookies whilst browsing blogs :) but this looks delicious :)

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  7. This cake looks delicious. Yummyyyy :)

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  8. you know i've never tried pecan pie?! my boyfriend's dad's birthday is tomorrow and i was looking for a yummy recipe to bake him, and lo and behold i hit your post :) thank you thank you!

    xo marlen
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  9. This is a really great recipe that I would love to try out for myself! Looks so delicious! Thanks for posting!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  10. Yum. Looks delicious. I'd love to try this one day!

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  11. this is genius! I absolutely love peacan pie, but peacan bar looks perfect for me to take around in my bag! :D

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  12. omg that looks so absolutely delicious!!!
    i hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    love and kiss,mary
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  13. Omg yum!! I love pecan pie and that looks so good! I'll have to try this out.

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  14. oh my, i really need to try this! absolutely irresistible!
    wishes of a fantastic week with lots of sun and great inspirations!

    kiss, Aida

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  15. Yum, this looks absolutely delicious, I really hope to try them out, thanks for your recipe hun

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  16. I love pecans! These look so good!

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