Texas Pecan Pie Bars

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Suburban

 

These are the most delicious bars.  My sister-in-law's sister made these for Thanksgiving and they were a hit.  She found the original recipe in The Pastry Queen cookbook, by Rebecca Rather, and made some minor changes....YUM! 

 

Crust:

3/4 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 12x17 inch jelly roll pan. Press mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes until deep golden brown. Leave the oven on.

Fillings:

4 large eggs

3 cups firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup bourbon

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1 cup pecan halves

 

Whisk the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until blended. Stir in the bourbon, butter, vanilla, flour, and salt. Then add the coconut and pecans.

Pour the filling over the cooled crust, spreading evenly. Bake until set, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool thoroughly, at least 30 minutes  (FYI - these freeze beautifully for up to three months)

Comments (8)

Real Estate Chapel Hill Raleigh Durham Jackie Lynaugh, NC Broker/Owner
YoureHomes.com REALTY Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham NC - Chapel Hill, NC
Dec 29, 2006 04:15 AM
Michelle Cantlin
Ridgecrest, CA
I love pecan pie so when I saw your recipe I thought I would try it.  These bars sound really good.  Thank you for sharing with us.
Mar 23, 2007 09:40 AM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue

Hi Jacqueline...wow this sounds wonderful. I LOVE pecans and this sounds great! Thanks

Jun 19, 2008 02:09 PM
Penny Florence
Midvale, UT

Bourbon, Yum!  These sound terrific!  Thanks for posting.

Jun 19, 2008 05:19 PM
Kevin Corsa
H.I.S. Home Inspections (Summit, Stark Counties) - Canton, OH
H.I.S. Home Inspections, Stark & Summit County, OH Home Inspector

I love pecan pie, and now.. thanks to your recipe, I can make some bars to go. Thanks!

Jun 20, 2008 12:43 AM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

I like everything in here, even the word "Texas"!

Jul 10, 2008 04:55 PM
Patrice Estess
PB APPRAISALS - Kerhonkson, NY

This is a bad recipe for me...pecan pie is one of my favorites !!!  I hav to stay away from this stuff...

Jul 11, 2008 02:16 AM
Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT

These sound delicious. I may need to run down to St George, visit Mom, and get some pecans.

Jul 16, 2008 09:10 AM