Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy National Pecan Day

It's April 14th and just like with my taxes, I'm cutting it close with my ode to National Pecan Day deadline.

In case you don't want the labor in the kitchen as much, I also have a a great pecan bar recipe for you to try!

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup margarine or softened butter
1/2 tsp salt
Pecan filling (ingredients below)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease jelly roll pan or clear baking dish (15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 inch). Beat flour, sugar, margarine or butter and salt in a large bowl on low speed. Mixture will be dry and crumbly. Press firmly in pan or dish. Bake 20 minutes or until light golden brown.

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups corn syrup
3 tbsp margarine or melted butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs, slightly beaten
2 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Mix all filling ingredients (except pecans) in a large bowl. Stir in pecans.

Prepare filling and pour over baked layer; evenly spread. Bake for 25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely. Serve with a smile!

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