Pecan Pie Bars With Shortbread Crust
  1. 1/3 cup Sue BeeĀ® Honey
  2. 3/4 cup cold butter
  3. 2 cups flour
  4. 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  7. 1/2 cup butter
  8. 1 cup light brown sugar
  9. 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  1. Set oven to 350 F, set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  2. Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  3. In a processor blend all ingredients until mixture begins to form small clumps.
  4. Sprinkle the mixture into prepared baking pan.
  5. Lightly press the mixture down with a spatula (do not pat down too much).
  6. Bake in the second-lowest oven rack for 20 minutes until golden.
  7. Meanwhile prepare the filling/topping: In a heavy saucepan melt butter and stir in brown sugar, honey and whipping cream; simmer mixture for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  8. Stir in chopped pecans.
  9. Pour the pecan mixture over hot shortbread crust and spread evenly in the pan.
  10. Bake on the second-lowest oven rack for about 20-22 minutes.
  11. Cool completely in the pan. These bars will cut better if refrigerated.
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