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Southern Pecan Bars

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"They are like having pecan pie in a bar. They are very good but rich!"
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1 h 40 m servings 295
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x13-inch pan)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. Sift 1 1/2 cup flour with baking powder in a bowl. Cream margarine with 1/2 cup brown sugar in a separate large bowl, beating mixture until smooth. Stir flour mixture into creamed butter mixture and stir in 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans. Press the crust into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake crust in the preheated oven until hot, about 10 minutes.
  4. Whisk eggs until foamy in a bowl; stir in dark corn syrup, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, salt, and vanilla extract. Whisk until the mixture is smoothly combined; pour over prebaked crust. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup pecans and return to oven.
  5. Return to oven and bake until the topping is set, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pan before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 295 calories; 12.5 44.3 3.8 31 223 Full nutrition

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This was good, but like the other review, there is something missing. Maybe more salt in the crust to off-set the sweet topping? And the crust maybe a bit too thick, it seemed overwhelming. Smal...

something's not quite right with this recipe. the only thing I changed was I substituted butter for margarine which shouldn't have made a difference. It needs tweeking but I'm not sure exactly...