Pecan Bars

Pecan Bars

Pecan Bars

Pecan Bars

Pecan Bars

Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

For the crust:

  • 3 & 1/3 sticks butter softened
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large whole eggs
  • 1⁄2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1⁄4 cups flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt

For the topping:

  • 3 sticks butter
  • 3⁄4 cups honey
  • 1 lb. brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 lbs. pecans chopped coarsely

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Line a 12 x 17 baking sheet with non-stick foil for easy removal.
  • For the crust, beat the butter and the granulated sugar in the bowl of an electricmixer fitted with a paddle attachment, until light, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add the eggs one at a time until incorporated.
  • Add the vanilla and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and the salt.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the creamed butter-sugar-eggs mixture until justcombined leaving streaks of flour for a softer crust. Press the dough evenly intothe baking sheet. It will be very sticky but sprinkle the dough and your handslightly with flour.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until the crust is set but not browned.
  • Set to cool.
  • For the topping, place the butter, honey, brown sugar in a large saucepan.
  • Cook over low heat until the butter is melted stirring gently with arubber spatula.
  • Raise to medium high heat and let the mixture boil for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the pecans, heavy cream and vanilla.
  • Pour over the pecan mixture into the crust and bake for 25 to 30 minutes untilthe filling is set.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Cover with foil and refrigerate until cold. Cut into bars and serve.
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