Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars

2 C. flour

1/2 C. sugar

1/8 t. salt

3/4 C. butter or margarine, cut up

1 C. firmly packed brown sugar

1 C. light corn syrup

1/2 C. butter or margarine

4 large eggs, lightly beaten

2 1/2 C. finely chopped pecans

1 t. vanilla extract

Combine flour, sugar, and salt in large bowl; cut in 3/4 cup butter thoroughly with a pastry blender until mixture resembles very fine crumbs.

Press mixture evenly into a greased 13″ x 9″ pan, using a piece of plastic wrap to press crumb mixture firmly in pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 17 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring gently.

Remove from heat.

Stir one-fourth of hot mixture into beaten eggs; add to remaining hot mixture.

Stir in pecans and vanilla.

Pour filling over crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 34 to 35 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

Cut into bars.

Yield 16 large “delicious” bars

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