Pecan Nut Bars

May 7, 2013 by alex

I hope you enjoy!

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The Bars:

1 stick unsalted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Zest of a lemon
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Mix the butter and sugar together in a bowl.
Add the eggs, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and pumpkin pie spice.
Stir in the flour and salt.
Gently spread the dough n a greased 13 x 9 pan.
Bake in a 350F oven for 15 minutes.

The Filling:

4 large egg whites
2 1/4 cups finely chopped pecans
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:
Beat the egg whites in a large saucepan until they begin to froth.
Stir in the sugar, cinnamon, and pecans.
Cook over low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
Increase the heat and cook the mixture until it leaves the sides of the pan.
Remove it from the heat before it gets dry.
Spread the pecan mixture over the hot crust.
Bake for about 15 minutes in a 350F oven until slightly fluffy.


5 Comments »

  1. Adam Fehnel says:

    I love Pecans! Also perfect portion size for dieting folk.

  2. annika says:

    THANKS for the yummy treat and for making it mini and bite-sized!

  3. Jayme says:

    Could be a little sweeter, both in the pastry and the filling. Very good texture on the pastry.

  4. Meredith says:

    Just like a little bit of pie! Perfection! Did you add citrus? I agree on liking the size- made it easy to say yes to the treat! Thank you!

  5. Stefan says:

    This is a first for one of Alex’ treats: I think it could be a bit sweeter! Maybe add honey, or even molasses (which has a sulfurous tang which might be interesting). Otherwise it was flavorful and had a nice texture.

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