All Things Foodie

Pecan Bars

I love all the recipes that I can make during the fall. Pecan bars are one of my favorites that my grandma made.

The recipe is easy to execute and the results are amazing. You will need a 9 x 13 pan, an electric hand mixer, and the following ingredients.

Crust:

In a large bowl, stir together 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 tsp salt. Cut in 1 cup of cold butter until mixure resembles coarse crumbs or the butter is smaller than the size of a pea. Press evenly into lightly greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees fro 20 minutes.

While the crust is baking, make the filling.

Filling:

In a large bowl, mix 4 eggs, 1 1/2 cup light white corn syrup, 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans. Pour mixture over crust and bake for 25 minutes and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Cut and enjoy!

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Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars are one of my favorite sweet treats. I like them to have a good amount of tartness and a sweet layer of powdered sugar on top. It is the clash of the tart and sweet all in one bite that I adore. My friend Anna makes the best lemon bars around and I was lucky enough to have them twice recently.

I have posted her recipe below and will be trying my hand at making these sweets soon.

Anna’s Lemon Bars

Ingredients:

Crust

1 c butter softened

1/2 c white sugar

2 c all-purpose flour

Filling

4 eggs

1 1/2 c white sugar

1/4 c plus 1 T all-purpose flour

2/3 c lemon juice

Topping

Powdered sugar for dusting

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, blend all crust ingredients together and press into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Anna used Pyrex.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

In another bowl, whisk together the sugar and flour for filling until mixed. Then whisk in eggs and lemon juice until incorporated. Pour over baked crust.

Bake for an additional 20 minutes and let completely cool. The bars will firm up as they cool.

Once completely cool, dust with powdered sugar. Cut into squares and serve.

Enjoy the tart, rich perfection these lemon bars provide.

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