Pecan Pie Bars
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
For the Shortbread
  • 12 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup AP Flour
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½ Cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
For Filling
  • 2 Cups Pecans (8oz)
  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup packed light brown sugar
  • ⅓ Cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • Pinch of Salt
Equipment
  • Lage food processor
  • 9x13" Pan
Instructions
Shortbread:
  1. Cut butter into cubes.
  2. Add flour, sugar, and salt to a large food processor. Add the butter in 3 increments and process until the mixture resembles wet sand and when pressed together holds its shape
  3. Press evenly into the bottom of a 9x13" pan
  4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until golden brown.
Filling
  1. Roughly chop the pecans.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan and add the sugar, honey, cream, and salt.
  3. Bring to a boil then cook for a few minutes (less than 3, more than 1)- mixture will thicken slightly.
  4. Add the pecan, stir to incorporate, and remove from heat.
When the shortbread crust is done, remove it from the oven and top the hot crust with the filling. Put it back in the oven for another 20 minutes, until bubbling all over.
Recipe by The Fast and the Foodiest at http://fastandfoodiest.com/?p=140