Maple Bourbon Pecan Bars

Nothing says fall and Thanksgiving like bourbon, maple, and pecans! Try these bars, a twist on that traditional pecan pie that you may be sick of by now!

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Ingredients:

BASE:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

FILLING:

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2/3 cup pecan halves
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extractD

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and butter together. Rub mixture with clean hands until combined and crumbly. Press into a greased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and maple syrup to a boil. Remove from heat. Cool slightly.
  4. In a large bowl, add beaten eggs. Pour syrup mixture into eggs, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Pour syrup mixture over partially baked crust. Bake at 450F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350F and bake for 20 minutes longer.
  6. Cool. Cut into squares. Refrigerate.