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
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!