Father's Day Dessert

Jun 13, 2012

So I haven't been feeling very crafty about Father's Day.  With all the summer time crafts we have been doing (and to be honest, I am still hung over from all the Mother's Day crafts), I am all crafted out.

That isn't very blog friendly, now is it??

What to do for Father's Day?  What to do, what to do, what to do????

They say a way to a man's heart is through is stomach, right?  So, let's cook!

Pecan pies is one of the hubby's favorite desserts.  Sadly, he doesn't hardly ever get it because nobody else likes it. 

I say I don't like it, but in actuality, I have never tried it. 

I have trouble with whatever the gooey filling is.  The texture does not look anywhere near appealing to me. 

So Pecan Pie would be an extra special treat for Father's Day.  So I hit the Internet in search of a recipe.

And I came across Pecan Pie Bars which looked delicious to me ... I mean ....

I came across these Pecan Pie Bars which I thought my HUSBAND would really really love. 

So we had to try them. 

Of course, I found this through Pinterest, from a blog called Just A Taste.

Without further ado ...

Assemble your ingredients* ...

Make your crust ...

Bake for 20 minutes ... meanwhile, get your filling ready ...

When your 20 minutes is up, pour filling on top of crust ...

Smooth over entire crust and put back in the oven .. bake for about 20 more minutes and remove and allow to cool.

Cut in to bars and enjoy!

And because I know you all are at the edge of your seat ... I did try these!  And loved them!

Pecan Pie Bars
Adapted slightly from Just A Taste


For crust:
2 sticks butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt

For topping:

1 stick butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 cups pecans, roughly chopped


Preheat the oven to 350ºF.  Line a 9x13-inch jelly roll pan with foil.  You will want to make the foil hang over the side of the pan so that after baking, you will be able to lift these right out of the pan.  No mess!

Crust:  Cream together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy.  Add in the flour and salt and mix until crumbly.  Press the crust into the foil-lined pan and bake for aprox. 20 minutes until golden brown.

Topping:  Combine the butter, brown sugar, honey and heavy cream in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir constantly.  Simmer the mixture for 1 minute, then stir in the pecans.

Remove the crust from the oven and pour the filling over the hot crust spreading to cover the entire surface.

Return the pan to the oven and bake an additional 20 minutes.

Remove pan and allow the bars to fully cool in the pan.

Use the foil to lift out the bars and transfer them to a cutting board.

Peel back the foil, slice into bars and serve.


*If you noticed that those were NOT the right ingredients, you win 1,000,000 points.  Apparently, I forgot to take a picture of the ingredients.  So those are corn bread ingredients!


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