Maple Pecan Bars Recipe

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Maple Pecan Bars

Wilhelmina McGarity

By
@motchen

These bars are guaranteed to clog your arteries but they are sooo worth it. I found this recipe in a "Country Woman's" Magazine and the men in my neighborhood go crazy and ask for them over and over again. They are not hard to make and I hope you will give them a try. You will NOT be sorry


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Serves:

a whole church crowd

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Ingredients

CRUST

3 c
all-purpose flour
3/4 c
confectioners sugar
1 1/2 c
cold butter (no margarine)

TOPPING

1 1/2 c
packed brown sugar
1 c
butter, cubed
1/2 c
maple syrup
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
salt
4 c
coarsely chopped pecans
2 Tbsp
plus 1 tsp. heavy whipping cream
3/4 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
in a large bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar. Cut in the butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 15 X 10 in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
2
Meanwhile, in a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, syrup, cinnamon and salt. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir over low heat until butter is melted. Stir in the pecans, cream and vanilla. Remove from heat, spread over crust.
3
Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. yields 5 doz.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts