Pecan Pie Bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 c. butter or margarine
  • 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. chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in 3/4 cup of butter or margarine until mix has very fine crumb texture. Press into 13X9 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 17 to 20 minutes or till lightly browned.

Combine brown sugar, corn syrup and 1/2 cup butter or margarine in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring gently. Remove from heat, stir 1/4 of hot mixture into beaten eggs, and add remaining hot mixture. Stir in pecans and vanilla.

Pour filling over crust. Bake at 350 degress for 34 to 35 minutes or till set. Cool completely on a wire rack; cut into bars. Yield: 16 large bars.