• Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 3 dozen

The Best Vanilla Pecan Pie Bars

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Category: Holiday, Kids, Pies

 Ingredients List

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold, unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1.5 cups light corn syrup
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1.5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2.5 cups chopped pecans

 Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10" x 15" Jellyroll Pan and then line with parchment paper being sure to have parchment hanging over all sides of the pan. Buttering the pan allows the parchment to stick. Do not butter the top of the parchment. If you don't have a 10" x 15" Jellyroll Pan , you can pick up a foil one on the cheap, and it makes clean up a breeze in case you have drips. It's important to use the right size for this recipe.

2. In the bowl of your Food Processor combine 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. With the Food Processor running, feed 1 cup cold, diced butter through the tube. Once all the butter is processed with the flour mixture it will resemble coarse crumbs. If you don't have a Food Processor you can cut the butter in with a pastry cutter or using 2 butter knives. Keep cutting until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan, and bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in the bowl of the Food Processor add 4 eggs, 1.5 cups light corn syrup, 1.5 cups sugar, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1.5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Pulse about 30 seconds to mix well, then fold in 2.5 cups chopped pecans.

4. Spread the filling evenly over the crust once you take it out of the oven. Tip: Place the pan on a larger sheet pan lined with foil, just in case it spills over, to make clean up a breeze!

5. Bake for 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven. When done the filling will be set nicely - no jiggles! Allow to cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!

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