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Pecan Pie Bars

Here is something decadent from Tom and Suzanne. These are really good. Suzanne was looking for something new and found these. If you really want to be decadent, top them with a little ice cream. I think they will freeze well, if there are any left! – Tom

Pecan pie bars

Makes 30 bars

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (335 degrees convection bake). Combine flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar; cut in 3/4 cup butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Press mixture evenly into a greased 13-inch x 9-inch pan. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes.

Combine 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar and next five ingredients (eggs, corn syrup, melted butter, vanilla, salt), stirring well. Stir in pecans. Pour filling over prepared crust. Bake for 35 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Suzanne Landshof April 2009
(Adapted from The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook, 1999)