We have a new favorite spot where we go for food inspiration, Baked Bree. Every photo, recipe and story is creative and beautiful, just like the creator behind the blog, Bree Hester. We didn’t realize when she agreed to be a guest at our table today, that she was also the co-editor of The Creative Mama. She’s pretty much our kinda gal…she loves to cook, create and she’s a mama to a three, very different kids. Please welcome her to our table today!
Thank you so much for having me for this year’s Virtual Cookie Exchange! I am thrilled that you asked me to be a part of it.
I am sharing my recipe for Pecan Pie Bars. I adore pecan pie, but after a heavy meal, it is just, well, too much even for my sweet tooth. I have solved my problem by making a more manageable way to indulge my pecan pie craving via cookie. I have to be honest, I am starting to like these more than the pie these days. So much easier, and an added bonus – no pie crust.
These are heavenly during the holidays, but really they are good any time of year.
- 1¼ cup flour
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 11x7x1/2 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor. Pulse 3 times. Add butter and pulse until it resembles coarse crumbs. Press into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Mix together eggs, pecans, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, and vanilla. Pour over crust.
- Bake for an additional 20 minutes or until filling is set. Cool in pan and cut into squares.
- Makes 24 bars.
Bree is the founder and writer of BakedBree.com, a recipe site that shares her love of cooking, baking, and entertaining with others. BakedBree.com launched in February of 2010 as a way to merge Bree’s love of photography with her love of food, and share both with friends and family. Currently, Bree lives in the suburbs of Washington DC with her husband and 3 children.