Thanksgiving Pie Week: Pecan Bars


Pecan bars

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups light corn syrup
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups chopped pecans


  • Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan.

  • Step 2

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Cut in 1 cup of butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the prepared pan, and press in firmly.

  • Step 3

Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven.

  • Step 4

While the crust is baking, prepare the filling. In a large bowl mix together the eggs, corn syrup, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3 tablespoons butter, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the chopped pecans. Spread the filling evenly over the crust as soon as it comes out of the oven.

  • Step 5

Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until set. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing into bars.

Options: Freeze leftovers in batches of 4.

For a special Holiday flair add a scoop of pumpkin ice cream and sprinkle with dried cranberries and a sugared dried orange slice

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