Pecan Pie Bars

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Makes 1/2 sheet tray

All the great flavors of pecan pie in a delectable bar.  These bars freeze well so they can be a last-minute addition to the dessert tray or catering orders.

Bake Time
48 to 72 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours
Ingredients

Crust
14 ounces butter OR margarine, softened
14 ounces all-purpose flour
5-1/2 ounces powdered sugar

Filling
12 ounces fresh OR thawed frozen whole eggs
20 fluid ounces Karo® Light Corn Syrup
15 ounces sugar
2-1/2 ounces butter OR margarine, melted
2-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
12 ounces chopped pecans
Directions

Combine butter, flour and powdered sugar with mixer using flat paddle on low speed, until well mixed.  Spray half sheet tray with cooking spray.  Spread or pat crust out to an even thickness.  Bake at 325ºF for 18 to 22 minutes or until lightly browned.

Beat eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter and vanilla with mixer using flat paddle until smooth.  Stir in pecans .  Pour into hot crust. 

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until center seems set.  Cool.