Monday, January 16, 2017

Pecan Bars

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. I wanted to make something special. Online it says he liked pecan pie. I don't know if that's accurate, but, whether he did or didn't, these pecan bars were made with his bravery, selflessness, and commitment in mind. ♥




282g (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold, cubed 
orange zest, one medium orange
87g sugar
71g brown sugar
1 tsp salt
359g flour
56g unsalted butter, melted
335g light corn syrup
203g light brown sugar 
5 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp salt 
300g pecan halves

Preheat oven to 350•F. Line an 8x13 baking pan with parchment and butter. Make sure to leave an overhang of parchment for easy removal later. 

Cream together the butter, orange zest, both sugars, and salt. Add in the flour and mix until combined. 

Press the crust evenly into the pan. If you want it to be extra smooth use a can to roll it until it's totally level. Freeze for 10 minutes. 

Once chilled, put straight in to the oven. Bake until golden brown, about 30-35 minutes. 

While the crust bakes, prepare the filling. Combine all the ingredients except for the pecans. Stir until smooth. Fold in the pecans. 

Once the crust has baked, pour the filling on top. Bake until it is fully set, about 30-35 minutes. 

Cool until room temperature. Once cooled, chill in the fridge before slicing. Slice, share, and munch away! 

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