Friday, August 29, 2014

Pecan Pie Bars from Betty Crocker

Another Fall treat!

Pecan Pie Bars from Betty Crocker

1 1/4 C Flour
1/2 C Confectioner's Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
8 TBS Butter, cubed
2 Eggs, beaten
1 C chopped Pecans
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1/2 C Maple Syrup
2 TBS Butter, melted
1/2 tsp Maple Flavoring
1/2 C White Chocolate Chips
1 tsp Crisco
24 Pecan Halves

Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees.
Line an 11"X7" baking pan with foil, extending over all four sides.
Spray with a vegetable cooking spray.
Set aside.

Crust
In a medium mixing bowl:
Flour
Confectioner's Sugar
Salt
Whisk well.
Cut in butter with a Pastry Knife or 2 Forks until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Press into the bottom of the pan.
Bake 20 minutes.
Remove pan to a rack and cool for 10 minutes.

Filling

In a medium mixing bowl:
Eggs
Chopped Pecans
Brown Sugar
Maple Syrup
2 TBS Butter, melted
Maple Flavoring
Mix well.
Pour over the Crust.
Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
Remove pan to a rack and cool completely.
Use the foil to lift it out of the pan.
Remove the foil.
Cut into squares.

Garnish each square.
In a small glass bowl or Pyrex measuring cup:
Heat the White Chocolate Chips and Crisco until melted and smooth.
Stirring often.
Drizzle the  White Chocolate over each square and top each one with a Pecan half.

Enjoy!
Peace in the Kitchen!


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