Friday, July 9, 2010

Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars
From: Best Recipes of the Great Food Companies compiled & written by Judith Anderson page 449

Bar cookie crust:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup margarine, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 tsp salt

4 eggs
1 1/2 cups corn syrup
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 TBS margarine, melted
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 15 X 10 X 1 inch baking pan. In large bowl with mixer, beat flour, margarine, confectioner's sugar, and salt until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press firmly and evenly into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.

In large bowl, beat eggs, corn syrup, sugar, margarine, and vanilla until well blended. Stir in pecans. Pour over hot crust, spread evenly. Bake 25 minutes or until filling is firm around edges and slightly firm in center. Cool completely on wire rack before cutting.

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