Pecan Pie Bars

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Pecan Pie Bars
Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

Crust:
1 1/4 cups AP flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter (cold)

Filling:
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp sea salt


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 jellyroll pan with aluminum foil.

Combine flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut the cold butter into cubes and add to flour mixture.

Toss and use a pastry blender to cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles crumbs the size of peas.
Pour mixture into prepared pan and press into a smooth crust. Poke several holes in the crust with tines of a fork. Bake about 18-20 minutes until light golden brown.

Chop up your pecans into small pieces.

In a large bowl, beat eggs and add sugar, corn syrup, butter, salt, and vanilla. Whisk together until smooth.

Add in the chopped pecans. Incorporate the pecans into the wet mixture.
Pour filling into the pre-baked crust. Return to oven to bake for about 20 minutes until filling is set.
Cool on a wire rack until completely cool.

Use foil to lift bars out of pan and cut into squares.