Monday, September 12, 2011

Pecan Bars



My husband's family has gotten me hooked on pecan pie, and this is like pecan pie's little brother. :)

6 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons shortening (I use butter-flavored Crisco)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Glaze
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream butter, shortening, and powdered sugar. Add 1 1/2 cups flour and mix until combined. Press evenly in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan. Bake for 13-14 minutes.
3. Mix remaining flour and the rest of the ingredients (except for the glaze ingredients) and spread over the hot crust. Return pan to oven and bake 20 minutes more.
4. Remove from oven. While warm, spread with glaze. Cool completely and cut into bars.

Makes 24 small bars.

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