Thursday, April 19, 2012
PECAN PIE SHORTBREAD BARS
THERE'S A PARTY IN MY POT! THE GUESTS? BUTTER, CREAM AND BROWN SUGAR! NOW THAAAAAAT'S A PARTY, RIGHT?
KNOCK, KNOCK! WE HAVE MORE GUESTS! THE PECANS HAVE ARRIVED!!!
EVERYONE IS MINGLING IN THE HOT SUGAR BATH NOW!
INTO THE PAN!
OUT COME THE BARS BUBBLING HOT!
TIME TO CUT THE SQUARES!
THIS ONE'S FOR YOU!!!! XOXO
HOW ABOUT ANOTHER ONE DIPPED IN MILK CHOCOLATE?
RECIPE FOR PECAN BARS
ADAPTED FROM Southern Living
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup butter
3 tablespoons whipping cream
3 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
Sift together 2 cups flour and 2/3 cup powdered sugar. Cut in 3/4 cup softened butter using a pastry blender or fork just until mixture resembles coarse meal. Pat mixture on bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool.
Bring brown sugar, honey, 2/3 cup butter, and whipping cream to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in pecans, and pour hot filling into prepared crust.
Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Cool completely before cutting into 2-inch squares.
DIP IN CHOCOLATE IF DESIRED!!! MMMMM!!! I USED MELTED MILK CHOCOLATE!