Pecan Bars  

(made by Mary Longfellow and fully approved by the very discerning Tuesday 9:30 class)

"as good as pecan pie"

1 cup butter, softened              3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour            1 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup packed brown sugar     1 teaspoon vanilla
5 eggs                                    2 1/2 cups pecan halves

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix butter, flour and brown sugar together.  Pat dough into 13x9x2-inch pan.  Bake for 12 minutes.

Beat eggs.  Add remaining ingredients; mix thoroughly.  Pour over baked crust.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Lower heat to 275 degrees and continue baking for 30 minutes more or until set.  Cool; cut into bars.

Freezes well.

Yield:  36 (2x2-inch) bars.

Mary explains:

This is the recipe as I modified it.  (I added at least an additional cup of pecans, and mine were halves, not pieces)  Otherwise, it's as printed in the League of Women Voters of Minnesota:  People's Choice Cookbook which is a very good read, by the way.  If you like reading cookbooks...