Pecan Pie Bars

I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know we did. I even brined my turkey for the very first time! Why have I never done this before, Ahhhmazzzzing! Moist, full of flavor and the gravy from the drippings…over the top, absolutely the best turkey we’ve ever eaten! I followed these directions from Savory Sweet Life. We weren’t planning on Turkey for Christmas but now…I think I see another turkey in our future!.

We stick to the traditional foods at holidays. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, rolls…it’s the way everyone likes it. But when it’s time for dessert, I want portable food. The hubby loves Pecan Pie. I’m not a big pie maker. Honesty it’s not the making of the pie that’s my issue but the of serving it. I like everything neat and clean. Did I mention, the hubby likes his pecan pie warm, like, fresh out of the oven, warm? It’s messy, gooey, delicious, oozy, messy. It’s yummy, just the way he likes it but it looks terrible. And that bothers me.

So I switched it up this year. Sifting through some old recipe books, I found this clipping from a magazine. It was old, a little dirty, you know how those “good recipe” cards get, from lots of use, a drip here, a smudge there. Problem solved!

Hubby gave this bar a thumbs up as he went back for a second one. No ooey gooey mess, It looks so neat and clean. This would be perfect to take to the office or a holiday party. Definitely travels well.

Now that it’s officially Christmas season, it’s on! I even put up my tree in the living room and got all the decorations out. Please note, I got them out, but haven’t put them up yet. I’ve got the whole weekend to turn the house into Santa’s play place!

Pecan Pie Bars

2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 eggs
1 1/2-2 cups pecans

Combine flour, butter and brown sugar with a pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbly. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Beat eggs well and add in condensed milk and lemon juice. Stir well, add in pecans to coat. When crust is done, pour pecan mixture over crust. Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes or until set. Let cool completely before cutting. Store in air tight container at room temperature.

I’m sharing at some of these great parties!

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Comments

  1. These look awesome! I only like pecans in my baking so I know these would be amazing :)

  2. These look really good! I am not great at pie making so this sounds like a great alternative. I am getting my Christmas decorations ready, too. YAY!

  3. I loooooooove these!! :)

  4. Love pecan pie! How smart to turn it into bars!

  5. Those look so good! I am going to have to make them! Hope your Thanksgiving was great!

  6. Are these cooked at 350? Look wonderful.

  7. I love pecan bars, actually it’s the only way I eat pecans.
    Beautiful Joan

  8. These look fantastic! When I saw them yesterday or day before I mentioned and no one was really interested – but this morning? 2 of the family asked me to make them. :)

  9. These look like they might be a big winner for my family! Thanks for sharing, Joan!

  10. Sounds good! We also cooked our first ever brined turkey this Thanksgiving and it was the best bird ever! It’ll be brined turkey’s for us from now on!

  11. My hubby loves Pecan Pie but I’m intimidated by trying it. This looks doable, maybe these will make him happy! :) -Jamie

  12. Can I post this on my blog with linkys and credits and sprinkles and ponies ? I so need to make these..

    Waving from Houston.

    Aunty Pol/Jane

  13. I found you on Sundae Scoop Link Party, these look great! I just bought a big bag of pecans so I’m ready to go!

  14. Oh yummy!!! Thanks for sharing at Keep Calm and Link Up Joan! See you again Thursday night!
    Barbara at Chase the Star

  15. I love pecan pie and bars make it even better! Featuring these today and I’m so glad you linked up to the what’s shakin’ link party!

  16. You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! I hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar this afternoon. Pinned. Can’t wait to see what else you’ve been working on!

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