My Mother-in-Law makes these delicious pecan pie bars around the holidays. She has made them for years and everyone looks forward to them. The crust is buttery and delicious and the topping is chewy, carmel-like, crunchy deliciousness! -Kristin
2 1/2 c. flour
1 c. softened butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
Mix with a mixer until very crumbly.
Press into a greased 15x10 baking dish (which is known as a lasagna dish). Make sure to grease up the sides of the pan too for when you add the filling later.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
Pecan Pie Topping:
1 1/2 c. corn syrup
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 T. melted butter
1 1/2 t. vanilla
4 c. pecan halves
While the crust is baking prepare this filling by beating together all the ingredients except the pecan halves.
Stir in the pecan halves.
As soon as the crust comes out of the oven spread this topping over it.
Bake for 25-35 minutes until the topping is mostly set and golden brown.
Cool completely and chill before cutting.
(These are always made in the winter around the holiday's in our family so we keep them outside in the garage until ready to serve....instead of taking up room in the fridge.)