Kim's Pecan Pie Bars

Kim treated us to these wonderful bars at the 2010 Garden Club Community Garden town. They are so yummy!! Thanks Kim. And thanks to Lucille, Janet, Gaye and Wanda for bringing the refreshments for the tour.

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Pecan Pie Bars

Pre-heat oven to 350

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup packed brown sugar ( I used Dark)
1/2 cup light colored corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla

1. For crust, in a medium bowl combine flour, powdered sugar & salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 1/2 butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pat crumb mixture into an ungreased 11 x 7 x 1-1/2 inch baking pan ( I used a 9 x 13)

Bake about 20 minutes or until light brown.

2. Meanwhile, for filling, in a medium bowl stir together eggs,pecans,brown sugar,corn syrup, melted butter and the vanilla. Pour over the baked crust, spreading evenly

3. Bake about 20 minutes more or until the filling is set. Cool in pan.

I lined my pan with foil with the foil extending a couple inches beyond the pan edge for easier removal - also I cut back on the baking time because of the larger pan I used - approx 16 minutes.

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