Pecan Pie Bars

Hello all–  I know, I know.  At Thanksgiving everyone lines up for the pumpkin pie.  It’s OK, I guess– if there are piles of whipped cream on top.  But my real favorite on the Thanksgiving table is pecan pie, sweet and crunchy, with all that gooey filling and a tender crust.  Well, why wait for Thanksgiving?  I made up these “better than pumpkin pie” pecan bars for my Monday friends, and they were so yummy!

PECAN PIE BARS

CRUST
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt

With a mixer, combine the butter and brown sugar until creamy.  Then beat in the flour and salt until it’s crumbly.  Press the dough into an 8″x8″ pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake it at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

TOPPING
1/4 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
6 tab. honey
1 tab. cream or half’n’half
1 rounded cup of chopped pecans

Meanwhile, as the crust is cooking, drop the butter, brown sugar, honey and cream into a heavy pan.  Cook over medium heat until the mixture simmers for just one minute (no more!).  Take it off the heat and stir in the pecans.  Spread the the pecan mixture over the crust and return to the oven for 20 minutes.  Cool them as long as you can stand to wait, before cutting them into neat little squares.  Delish!

5 thoughts on “Pecan Pie Bars

  1. These look wonderful…I have a recipe I enjoy which adds mini chocolate chips!!! Next time give it a try…you wont be disappointed…thanks for posting Rhonda

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