Indulge in this amazing dessert, pecan pie bars. Make some and gift it to your loved one, it will be highly appreciated, I promise!
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour10minutes
Author Muna Kenny
1 ¼cupall-purpose flour
2cupchopped pecankeep 19 whole to decorate the pie
MAKING PIE CRUST
In a bowl, add all the ingredients except water. Rub ingredients together until you get a wet sand-like texture. Add the chilled water, do not knead the dough but bring it together to form a ball then press it down to make a desk.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Dust working surface with flour. Roll out the pie crust to fit your baking pan. (the dough can fill a 9” pie pan or a rectangular tart pan).
Fold the rolled dough in half. Transfer to baking pan. Unfold the pie crust and fit it in the baking pan.
In a preheated oven of 350F/180C, bake the pie crust for 8 minutes. (you can place parchment paper on the pie crust and then place some weigh like dry beans, this will stop the pie from puffing. But you can place the pie crust without the weigh in the oven, bake for 5 minutes and by using the back of a spatula tap gently where the pie crust is puffed and it will become even again.
Remove the pie crust from the oven and start making the filling.
MAKING PIE FILLING
Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Place the pecan on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for seven minutes. Keep aside.
In a saucepan, add the butter and flour stir until the butter melts. Add the sugar, honey, molasses, and salt. Stir until combined. Now add the milk and keep on stirring. When the mixture comes to a boil, turn off heat immediately.
Add the vanilla, mix well. Gradually add the mixture to the beaten eggs while whisking the eggs to avoid scrambling the eggs.
Add the chopped pecan to the pie crust and pour the filling mixture. I have used 19 whole pecans to decorate the surface of the pie. Bake for 45 minutes in a 350F/180C preheated oven.